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X1008 V1.1
X1008 V1.1
X1008 V1.1
X1008 V1.1
X1008 V1.1

Important Notes

  • The X1008 is designed for data storage purposes and does not currently support booting from HDD/SSD with the existing firmware.
  • Don't power the X1008 via DC powe jack and the Raspberry Pi5 via USB-C at the same time.
  • Older SATA drives with less efficient flash media may not perform as well as newer drives
  • New SATA HDDs/SSDs are not partitioned and will need to be both partitioned and formatted when first connected to the Raspberry Pi before they will be accessed in the Explorer.


X1008 PCIe to 2 ports SATA HDD expansion board, designed to provide a mass-capacity storage and high-speed storage solution for your Raspberry Pi 5. This board facilitates the simultaneous connection of a 3.5-inch HDD and a 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, unleashing the full potential of your storage capabilities, with SATA 3.0 interface speeds reaching up to 5Gbps.

With support for 12V input via a standard DC jack and equipped with high-efficiency DC/DC step-down converters, the X1008 efficiently powers both your Raspberry Pi5 and HDDs from a single power source, simplifying your setup.

The X1008 serves as the perfect storage solution for establishing a home media center or constructing a network-attached storage (NAS) system. It empowers you to store and stream your personal collection of videos, music, and digital photos within the confines of your home or remotely from anywhere around the globe.


  • Compatible With Raspberry Pi 5B
  • Supports the connection of a 3.5-inch SATA HDD and a 2.5-inch HDD/SSD to your Raspberry Pi 5 simultaneously
  • Compliant with the Serial ATA 3.0 specification, with backward compatibility to SATA 2.0 and SATA 1.0
  • Adheres to the PCI-Express v2.0 specification and is backward compatible with PCI-Express v1.0
  • Supports communication speeds of 5.0 Gbit/s, 3.0 Gbit/s, and 1.5 Gbit/s
  • Compatible with SATA 6G, 3G, and 1.5G hard drives
  • Features plug-and-play installation for ease of setup
  • LED indicators display power and drive status
  • Equipped with a high-efficiency DC/DC step-down converter to power both your Raspberry Pi 5 and SATA devices simultaneously
  • Efficient power delivery to the Raspberry Pi 5 via pogo pins, consolidating power sources
  • On-board push button performs the same actions as the Pi's power button
  • Compatible with the official active cooler without compromising cooling performance
  • Supports the HAT+ STANDBY power state, automatically turning off SATA devices when the Pi 5 is powered down
  • PCB Size: 164.5mm x 101.6mm

How to Power

Power supply: 12Vdc +/-5% ≥3A via DC power jack 5.5x2.1mm

Ports & Connectors

  • PCIe connector x1 - 16-pin pitch0.5mm
  • SATA connectors x2 - 7+15P

Test & Reviews

Test Conditions

  • System board details: Raspberry Pi 5 Model B Rev 1.0 , 4G RAM
  • Interface board details: X1008 v1.1 PCIe to 2.5"+3.5" SATA HDD Shield
  • Operation system: Raspberry Pi OS with desktop (Debian12 (bookworm), 64bit, Release date: December 5th 2023)
  • Storage details: Samsung EVO 750 SSD, Segate Barracuda ST3500410AS 500G

Testing disk drives read speed at PCIe2.0 with hdparm


Samsung EVO SSD: 422.48MB/s, Segate Barracuba HDD: 123.23MB/s

Packing List

  • X1008 V1.1 PCIe to SATA shield x1
  • PCIe FFC Cable 37mm x1
  • Screw pack x1


User Manual





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