The X856 mSATA SSD Shield expansion board is updated by X855, it provides a complete storage solution for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, only mSATA interface SDD hard disk is suitable for X856 mSATA SSD extension board; Support up to 1TB mSATA solid-state drive (SSD); With this module, user can build a mobile hard disk with a mSATA SSD for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.
|For Use With||Raspberry Pi 4 Model B|
|Operating System||All Raspberry Pi operating systems|
|Power Supply I/O ports||
Do not power your Raspberry Pi via the Pi's 40-pin header and type-C socket at the same time.
- X856 mSATA SSD shield x 1
- USB3.1 jumper x 1
- Screw M2.5 *6mm x 6
- Spacer M/F M2.5 *12mm x 4
- Spacer F/F M2.5 *8mm x 4
- Please refer to: How to Run Raspberry Pi 4 or 3 Off an SSD or Flash Drive
- Tutorial – How to Initialize, Partition and Format a Brand New SSD in Windows
- 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
Q1: Does the X856 support USB boot?
Please refer to Does the X825/X855 support USB boot
Q2: What msata SSD is recommend?
It is not recommend use Samsung brand SSD, and you can choose other brand that you like.
Thanks for Britt Johnston:
I have written new code to support your X735 device and documented how to use X735 and X856 together see: https://github.com/hoopsurfer/pdx for more, the new code is very reliable in my experience. https://storage.jamesachambers.com/ssd/