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Raspberry pi X830 HDD Storage board
Raspberry pi X830 HDD Storage board
Raspberry pi X830 HDD Storage board
X830 metal case
DC 5.5x2.5mm 19V 2A Power Supply
Cooling fan for X830 Metal Case

Overview

Note:

It's time to use idle hard drives. you can DIY a small NAS, music player or something interesting with our X830 expansion board.

The X830 expansion board provides a complete storage solution for raspberry pi;

What do you need to use Raspberry Pi X830 V1.1 3.5 inch SATA Storage Board?

  1. A Raspberry Pi board(Pi 3B+, 3B, 2B, B+)
  2. A 14~40Vdc, 2A-3A Power Supply
  3. A 3.5 inch SATA hard disk drive(HDD)
  4. A X830 V1.1 use match Metal Case (optional)

Features

  • Operating System: All Raspberry Pi operating systems
  • Supports up to 10TB 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives (HDD)
  • Ideal storage solution for Raspberry Pi
  • USB 3.1 Gen1 to SATA 6Gb/s bridge controller
  • USB 2.0 connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your Raspberry Pi
  • Quick file transfer with high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity from a PC or a Mac
  • 14V to 40Vdc converted to 12V and 5.1V, 3A via step-down DC/DC converter to power the HDD and Raspberry Pi
  • External Self Powered - Do not require power from Raspberry Pi USB port
  • Powers the Raspberry Pi - does not require external power supply

PS:

As we know that the power supply is very important to the hard disk, so please do not use the power adapter that does not meet our requirements. Please use a good quality power adapter, or you may encounter problems such as not recognizing the hard disk.

Specification

Power supply: 14~40Vdc, 3A

  • Ports & Connectors: DC jack:
  1. * 5.5x2.5mm, USB socket - USB 3.0 type A,
  2. * Power output connector - XH2.54 3-pin
  3. * Power switch connector -PH2.0 4-pin
  • PCB Size:155.8m x 118mm

[Notice]

DO NOT APPLY POWER TO YOUR RASPBERRY PI VIA THE PI's MICRO USB SOCKET!

X830 v2.0 drawing

Metal Case

This metal case is only fix to X830 board.

NOTE: The max height for the hard disk drive is 29mm; Please don't use the metal case if the thickness of your hard disk drive more than 28.5 mm;

Please move the jumper cap from the 12V/EN to 5V/EN when you use the power switch to control the power of raspberry pi and X830 storage board, or the power switch is not work and keep power on.(Use only V1.1 version)

Packing List:

  • 1 x metal case
  • 1 x Power switch (with 4 pin cable, cable length is about 12cm)
  • 1 x cooling fan (with install screws)
  • 4 x M3*32 Copper spacer (female to female) (Only need if you have X830 V1.1 version, X830 V2.0 version change the M3*30 spacer to M3*32 spacer, so you needn't extra spacer M3*32 spacer in the metal case)
  • 4 x M3*6 screws

How to boot from a USB Mass storage device on a raspberry pi 3

This tutorial explains how to boot your Raspberry Pi 3 from a USB mass storage device such as a flash drive or USB hard disk. Be warned that this feature is experimental and does not work with all USB mass storage devices. See this blog post from Gordon Hollingworth for an explanation of why some USB mass storage devices don't work, as well as some background information.

Program USB Boot Mode

Before a Raspberry Pi 3 will boot from a mass storage device, it needs to be booted from an SD card with a config option to enable USB boot mode. This will set a bit in the OTP (One Time Programmable) memory in the Raspberry Pi SoC that will enable booting from a USB mass storage device. Once this bit has been set, the SD card is no longer required. Note that any change you make to the OTP is permanent and cannot be undone.

You can use any SD card running Raspbian or Raspbian Lite to program the OTP bit. If you don't have such an SD card then you can install Raspbian or Raspbian Lite in the normal way - see installing images.

  • First, prepare the /boot directory with up to date boot files:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

The above step is not required if you use the 2017-04-10 release of Raspbian / Raspbian Lite or later, (PS: use or update the last Raspbian version is always recommend)

  • Then enable USB boot mode with this code:
echo program_usb_boot_mode=1 | sudo tee -a /boot/config.txt
sudo reboot

This adds program_usb_boot_mode=1 to the end of /boot/config.txt. Reboot the Raspberry Pi with sudo reboot, then check that the OTP has been programmed with:

vcgencmd otp_dump | grep 17:
17:3020000a

Ensure the output 0x3020000a is shown. If it is not, then the OTP bit has not been successfully programmed.

If you wish, you can remove the program_usb_boot_mode line from config.txt, so that if you put the SD card in another Raspberry Pi, it won't program USB boot mode. Make sure there is no blank line at the end of config.txt. You can edit config.txt using the nano editor using the command sudo nano /boot/config.txt, for example.

Prepare the operating system image

Starting with the 2017-04-10 release of Raspbian you can install a working Raspbian system to a USB mass storage device by copying the operating system image directly onto your USB device, in the same way that you would for an SD card. To perform this step, follow the instructions HERE, remembering to select the drive that corresponds to your USB mass storage device.

Once you have finished imaging your USB mass storage device, remove it from your computer and insert it into your Raspberry Pi 3.

[Boot your Raspberry Pi 3 from the USB mass storage device]

Attach the USB mass storage device to your Raspberry Pi 3 and power it up. After between five and ten seconds the Raspberry Pi 3 should begin booting, and display the rainbow splash screen on an attached screen.

Please refer to here: USB mass storage device boot

Pictures

How to install


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Anonymous user #17

4 months ago
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Hello, Can this be used with a pidrive?

Thanks

Anonymous user #16

6 months ago
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Hello,

Is there a clear schema showing how to connect the X830-A1 connector to the GPIO header of the Raspberry Pi ?

Thank you in advance !

Snoopy

Anonymous user #16

6 months ago
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X830 V2.0 version !

Anonymous user #15

10 months ago
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I want to connect this to a PC as an external disk. Is it possible to do this via USB? What sockets should I use? Should I unplug the power supply?

Anonymous user #14

11 months ago
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Is it possible to stack multiple X830's together?

Anonymous user #13

12 months ago
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is it required to still use a micro sd or can this boot directly from the hard drive

Admin

12 months ago
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Hello friend, The X830 v2.0 board can boot directly from the hard drive. Best regards,

Cindy/Geekworm

Anonymous user #12

15 months ago
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Referring to the 2.0 version, What is the connector needed for the 2 pin 12 Volt input. Not the 5.5mm x 2.5mm barrel connector. The one on the top of the board that looks like a some version of a JST connector. Thanks!

Admin

15 months ago
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Hello sir,

The 2 pin 12 Volt input port is XH2.54 port, hope this will help.

Anonymous user #11

17 months ago
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hur kan jag skaffa X830 moderkort till case

Admin

16 months ago
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Hi, You can get it at our official site:

https://geek...ansion-board

Anonymous user #10

17 months ago
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hur kan jag skaffa det

Anonymous user #10

17 months ago
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jag söker efter ett sånt kort

http://www.r...-3B-Plus.jpg

Anonymous user #9

17 months ago
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I don´t understand how you can get USB 3.0 transfer rates when the RPi usb port is 2.0. Can you clarify?

Admin

17 months ago
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Hello, Sorry, the X830 has USB3.0 port but now the Raspberry Pi only support USB2.0, so the transfer rates will be USB2.0. Maybe in the future the Raspberry Pi 4 will support USB3.0. Best regards, Cindy/Geekworm

Anonymous user #8

17 months ago
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Hello, I searched for some documentation for the pin headers, but I couldn't find it, so:

1.: I suggest the pinout from 'PWR SW' is: red/black as LED-pin and blue/white as switch-pin.

2.: How much current can I draw from the pin header '12V GND 5V1' for each source?

3.: What exactly does the jumper header '12V EN' and '5V1 EN'? Is it only to enable the pin header from question 2?

4.: What is the EN pin good for on the pin header 'GND EN 5V1' (that header, that powers the raspberry pi)?

Thanks :)

Admin

17 months ago
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Hello, Do you order this X830 board? This X830 board will be updated to a new version in this week. If you do not make the orde,you can wait and check for the new version. If you ordered the X830 v1.1 version, please contact us by email, thanks! Best regards,

Cindy/Geekworm

Anonymous user #7

18 months ago
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That might be a stupid question, I am sorry. But can you access the files in the 3.5HDD from the Raspberry Pi or only use it as an external drive ?

Admin

18 months ago
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Hello sir, You can access the files in the 3.5HDD from the Raspberry Pi, and also you can use it as an external drive. Best regards,

Cindy/Geekworm

Anonymous user #6

19 months ago
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Is this power supply ok for x830:

https://www....p/B079NDS4Q2

Admin

19 months ago
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Hello friend, Yes. this 19V 3.42A 5.5x2.5mm AC power supply is ok for X830 board. X830 Power supply: 14V-40V wide range voltage input, and the current is greater or equal to 2A or 3A ia ok, please note. Best regards,

Geekworm

Anonymous user #5

19 months ago
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Is it compatible with the soldering TS100?

It accept a range from 12v to 24v, at 19v it needs 40w. https://www....rmmds=search Thanks

Admin

19 months ago
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Hi, This power supply supply 19V Max 2A, so is 19*2=38W; Maybe it's enough power the TS100. and we don't test it in TS100;

By the way, we are selling TS100 also: https://www....6834841.html

we will test it soon.

Regards,

Harry / Geekworm

Anonymous user #4

19 months ago
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When the drive isn't used for more than a couple of minutes, the drive spins down automatically

Is there a way to disable this? I wish this were controllable via the OS, or at least via a jumper.

Admin

19 months ago
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Hello, This is the behavior of mechanical hard drives. In general, hard disk hibernation is to extend the life of the hard drive or other reasons. I suggest you check your hard drive specification

Harry / Geekworm

Anonymous user #3

20 months ago
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Where do you buy the power supply, or is it included with the purchase of the box?

Admin

19 months ago
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Hello friend, The power supply will not inlcude in the metal case. There is a 19v 2a power supply for this X830 board, if you need you can order them at geewkorm official website: geekworm.com thank you! Best regards,

Geekworm

Anonymous user #2

20 months ago
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How does work the power button? Does it allow graceful shutdown?

Admin

19 months ago
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Hello friend, What do you mean by graceful shutdowm? Is it safe shutdown? If yes, sorry, the power button of the case do not support safe shutdon. Maybe there will be an extension board to realize the safeshutdown function. Best regards,

Geekworm

Anonymous user #1

20 months ago
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Is it possible to control the led light, both for the button on the case and for the led on hdd activity?

Admin

19 months ago
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Hello friend, Sorry, it may can not control the led indicator of HDD, BUT you can control the lED of the power button by pull out the white cable. If any more problem, please contact us by email. Best regards,

Geekworm