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X860 Metal Case


The new member of the Raspberry Pi storage expansion board family - X860 (M.2 NGFF SATA 2280/2260/2242/2230 ) is coming. 2280/2260/2242/2230


  • Ideal storage solution for Raspberry Pi - M.2 NGFF SATA SSD Shield
  • Supports up to 2TB m.2 NGFF SSD solid-state drive
  • Supports multiple M.2 NGFF SSD lengths including: 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230
  • Supports operating system installation and booting from your SSD
  • Supports faster OS image writing (>300Mb/S*) from a PC or a Mac
  • Integrated 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 USB3.0 5Gb/s connectivity from a PC or a Mac
  • USB bus-powered
  • LED blue indicator indicates drive status
  • Specially-made USB3.0 connector to connect with Raspberry Pi - no additional cables needed
  • On-board micro-USB socket and XH2.5 connector allows external power supply to power high capacity SSD (Max 6.6Watts)
  • Fully compatible with X720, X730 and X735 for intelligent and safe power management
  • PCB Size: 87mm x 56mm


  • USB3.1 Gen 1 port, SSD sequential write speed >300MB/s
  • NGFF SATA SSD is not included
  • Compatible with M.2 NGFF SATA SSDs only, not compatible with NVMe M.2 SSDs
  • As with all SSDs, new media must be formatted before use
  • Performance depends on host system, workload, and SSD media used
  • SSDs use exceptionally high performance storage media that will run hot when under load
  • Older SSD drives with less efficient flash media may not perform as well as newer drives
  • We only test it on Raspberry pi, not test on the Rock64; But in fact, Rock64 can fully play the performance of USB3 since Rock64 with USB 3.0;

Power supply request

5Vdc +/-5% , Powered by Raspberry Pi

Additional power supply for SSD (Only when you find that the power supply of the SSD is insufficient)

5Vdc via on-board micro-USB or XH2.5 2Pin connector

Note: When use X860 board with X735 Safe Shutdown Power Management & Auto Cooling Expansion Board togehter, the power adapter must be connected to X735 power managment board only, not X860 or Raspberry Pi.

Matching Metal Case

Please refer to X850#X850_V4.0_metal_case

Ports & Connectors

  • USB socket - USB 3.0 type A x 1
  • Micro-USB SSD power socket x 1
  • XH2.54 SSD power input port x 1
  • 67Pin M.2 connector P=0.5mm, H3.2mm, Key B x 1

Packing List

  • 1 x X860 Board
  • 1 x USB3.0 Connector
  • 1 x USB 3.0 A-Male to A-Male Data cable
  • 4 x Spacer F/F M2.5x8
  • 4 x Spacer M/F2.5x12
  • 4 x Screw M2.5x6
  • 1 x Screwdriver

Installation Guide

X860 installation guide


How to boot from X860, you can refer to here or How to boot from a USB mass storage device on a Raspberry Pi

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