X857

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mSATA SSD Shield
mSATA SSD Shield, NO include mSata SSD
mSATA SSD Shield + x735
mSATA SSD Shield + X765
mSATA SSD Shield + X725


Overview

After continuously collecting customers' feedback, we have updated and released this fanal version of the mSata port SSD: X857. It is upgraded from X855 (1st generation) and X856 (2nd generation).

This X857 mSATA SSD Shield expansion board provides a complete storage solution for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, only mSATA interface SDD hard disk is suitable for X857 mSATA SSD extension board; Support up to 2TB mSATA solid-state drive (SSD); Now it is time to build a mobile hard disk with a mSATA SSD for your Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.

Features

For Use With Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
Operating System All Raspberry Pi operating systems
Key Features
  • Ideal storage solution for Raspberry Pi 4 - mSATA SSD Shield
  • Supports up to 2TB mSATA solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Integrated USB 3.1 Gen1 to SATA 6Gb/s bridge controller
  • Integrated high efficiency step-Down Converter, 3.3V max 4A to power the SSD
  • Allows booting OS from your HDD/SSD for faster app opens, web serving and file copying (see notes)
  • LED blue indicator indicates drive status
  • External self-powered or USB bus-powered
  • Onboard DC jack & XH2.54 connector for extra SSD power supply (Additional power may be required only when using a large capacity hard disk)
  • PCB Size 85mm x 56mm
  • Fully compatible with X735 for intelligent power management and cooling your Raspberry Pi
  • Fully compatible with X710 for wide input voltage (6~36V) and intelligent power management
  • Fully compatible with X765 for powering over Ethernet (POE, 5V 5A)
  • Fully compatible with X725 for uninterruptible power supply (18650 UPS, 5.1V 8A, WOL)
Power Supply I/O ports
  • - Power supply: 5Vdc +/-5% , Powered via Pi's USB port
  • 5Vdc via micro-USB socket
  • - Ports & Connectors: USB socket - USB 3.0 type A x1
  • 52P Mini PCI-E mSATA slot x1
Notes
  • A microSD card is required for forcing the Raspbian OS to use the HDD/SSD for its "root" partition
  • WARNING: Do not power your Raspberry Pi via the Pi's 40-pin header and type-C socket at the same time.
  • USB 3.0 devices might generate radio frequency interference that can cause Wi-Fi and other wireless devices operating in the 2.4GHz band to have issues communicating with your Raspberry Pi4. To avoid interference on the 2.4GHz band using Wi-Fi, try using the 5GHz band instead. If problem still exists, please turn off WiFi and use the wired network instead.

Some Tips


Packing List

  • 1 x X857 mSATA SSD shield (Not including mSata SSD)
  • 1 x USB3.1 jumper
  • 6 x Screw M2.5 *6mm
  • 4 x Spacer M/F M2.5 *12mm
  • 4 x Spacer F/F M2.5 *8mm

Document

  1. Please refer to: How to Run Raspberry Pi 4 or 3 Off an SSD or Flash Drive
  2. Tutorial – Tutorial Initalize New SSD
  3. How to set up OpenMediaVault on Raspberry Pi 4
  4. Setting the permissions for your HDD /SDD in Raspbian
sudo chown pi:pi /media/pi/<HARD-DRIVE-LABEL> location

Change the owner to pi and all users should have full r/w/x permissions

sudo chmod 777 /media/pi/<HARD-DRIVE-LABEL> location

Make your HDD/SSD readable, writable and executable by everyone

Installation Guide

X857 installation guide


Installation video for Raspberry Pi 4+X857+X735+X857-C1 Case: https://youtu.be/TrQwcPBU9S0

FAQ

Q0: What to do if you find the SSD is not recognize?

A: 1. Please confirm that you use the SSD with right interface which match with the socket of your expansion shield. (Not recommend to use SAMSUNG SSD, as there will be big EMC interference.)

2. If use WiFi, please try to close WIFI to test.

3. Please use the right mSata interface SSD to X857.

4. Please try provide extra power to X857.

5. Please test and make sure your Raspberry Pi4 USB3 port is good one. (We get the feedback that Pi 4 USB3 port is easy to broken)

If still any issue, please email us at support@geekworm.com and provide the follow information:

  • 1. Your order number.
  • 2. The SSD model you use.
  • 3. Photos about all the hardware connection.
  • 4. Run the command " lsusb" and show us the result.


Q1: Does the X857 support USB boot?

A: Please refer to Does the X825/X855 support USB boot


Q2: What msata SSD is recommend?

A: It is not recommend use Samsung brand SSD as there will be electromagnetic interference between the Samsung SSD and X857 which make the SSD can not be recognized, and you can choose other big brand that you like.


Q3: Does X857 support TRIM?

A: Yes, X857 supports TRIM (Thanks for Mark), It will ensure the longevity and performance of mSATA drives.(The important thing is a rule has to be created to tell the OS this and then a cron entry made to schedule it.)

More detail refer to: https://www.glump.net/howto/desktop/enable-trim-on-an-external-ssd-on-linux

Q3: Does X857 support UASP?

A: No, the X857 does not support UASP.

Matching Metal Case for X857

Please refer to X857-C1 Case

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Anonymous user #3

16 days ago
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can't boot Rasp Pi 4 with latest bootloader to boot from M.2 SSD WD green 120gb using X862 shield I am using. Have added power 5v power from X735 V2.1 but still nothing can you help. Pi is booting from SSD but not using X862

Anonymous user #2

22 days ago
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what manufacture and type of usb to sata controller is this device build on?

Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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Hello, does this device have support for UASP