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X862 V1.0 Front View
X862 V1.0Back View
X862 V1.0-Interface
X862 V1.0 SSD Socket
X862 V1.0 Packing List
X862 V1.0
X862 V1.0 with X735
X857-C1 Case for X862 V1.0

Overview

X862 has been upgraded to V2.0 version, please refer to X862 V2.0

X862 is M.2 NGFF SATA SSD Shield for Raspberry Pi 4 model B. It provides a complete storage solution for raspberry pi 4. Now there are 2 versions of X862.

X862 V2.0 ONLY support M.2 NGFF SSD Key-B 2280 length.

X862 V1.0 supports multiple M.2 NGFF SSD lengths including: 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230.

Important NOTE:

  1. The case of X862 V1.0 and X862 V2.0 are different. X862 V1.0 should use X857-C1 Case, but X862 V2.0 use X857-C3 Case.
  2. X862 V1.0 version supports TRIM but not UASP, V2.0 version supports UASP but not TRIM.
  3. After our test, X862 V2.0 can connect to 2.4G wifi in seconds without the metal case. However, if X862 work with a metal case or external USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse or keyboard, you may still need to use Ethernet or 5G AP.
  4. This X862 is not fit to ROCK64 and Raspberry Pi 3B+ /3B because the difference of USB 3 position. Please refer to X860 if you want use M.2 NGFF SATA SSD on the Raspberry Pi 3B+/3B or ROCK64 board.

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 - 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[1]
  • 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
  • USB3.1 Gen1 5Gb/s connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your Raspberry Pi 4
  • Allows booting OS from your HDD/SSD for faster app opens, web serving and file copying [2]
  • LED blue indicator indicates drive status
  • External self-powered or USB bus-powered
  • Onboard DC jack & XH2.54 connector for extra SSD power supply
  • Specially-made USB3.1 jumper to connect with Raspberry Pi - no cabling required!
  • 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 X728 for uninterruptible power supply (18650 UPS, 5.1V 8A, smart power mgmt)
SPECIFICATION
  • Power supply:
  1. 5Vdc +/-5% , Powered via USB port by Raspberry Pi
  2. 5Vdc via DC power jack or XH2.5 connector, Extra power supply for SSD
  • Ports & Connectors:
  1. USB socket - USB 3.0 type A x1
  2. Power input jack 5.5*2.5mm x1
  3. XH2.54 SSD power input connector x1
  4. 67Pin M.2 connector P=0.5mm, H3.2mm, Key B x1
  • PCB Size 87mm x 56mm
NOTES
  1. Additional spacer required for SSD lengths 2260, 2242 and 2230 (not supplied with X862)
  2. A microSD card is required for forcing the Raspbian OS to use the HDD/SSD for its "root" partition
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

How to Power

How to Power X862

Packing List

  • X862 V1.0 M.2 NGFF SATA SSD Shield x 1
  • USB3.1 jumper x 1
  • Screw M2.5 *6mm x 4
  • Spacer M/F M2.5 *12mm x 4
  • Spacer F/F M2.5 *8mm x 4
  • Screw driver x 1
  • Screw M2 *4mm x 1

Matching Metal Case

Please refer to X857-C1 Case

Installation video for Raspberry Pi 4+ X862 V1.0 + X735 + X857-C1 Case: https://youtu.be/TrQwcPBU9S0

User Manual

Customer video for your reference: https://youtu.be/Q1btyPoL0GI

FAQ

Q1: 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 right interface M.2 SATA SSD (KEY-B) to X862.

4. Please try provide extra power to X862.

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.


Q2: What to do if you find the 2.4G Wi-Fi is not stable when use Raspberry Pi 4 with expansion board(like X825/X857/X862/X872) connected by USB3 connector?


A: 1.Please try to use WIFI 5G AP if you find the 2.4G signal is unstable, because we found that USB 3.0 high-speed transmission will interfere with the Raspberry Pi's 2.4G wifi signal. We think this is caused by the unreliability of the Raspberry Pi's wifi design. If the Raspberry Pi Foundation reserves the SMA IPEX antenna interface, everything will become easier. please refer to https://www.raspberrypiwiki.com/images/5/53/Usb3-frequency-interference-papers.pdf

2. You can also use a USB wifi dongle to connect to Pi's USB2.0 to solve the problem.


Q3. Does it support booting from SSD?

A: Yes. A microSD card is required for forcing the Raspbian OS to use the HDD/SSD for its "root" partition. Please refer to How to Run Raspberry Pi 4 or 3 Off an SSD or Flash Drive or Please refer to Does the X825/X855 support USB boot


Q4: How to Initialize, Partition and Format a Brand New SSD in Windows

A: Please refer to Tutorial Initalize New SSD


Q5: About the X862 write speed

A: According to the test, the X862 can reach about 300mb/s write speed, but you need to install the Raspberry Pi OS into the SSD then test the speed.(Note: the copy date speed is not accurate.)

Q5: Does the X862 support UASP or TRIM?

A: X862 has two versions, V1.0 version supports TRIM but not UASP, V2.0 version supports UASP but not TRIM.

Q6: How to test the access speed of Raspberry Pi?

A: Please refer to: https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi-storage-benchmarks/ ; Please use the RASPBIAN to test.

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Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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Bought in 2021 and does not work with functioning SSD. I was using previously M2 to USB adapter with the same SSD and it works. X862 does not work and now I am trying to find a solution with the good folks on raspberrypi.org forums.. Maybe quirks need to be applied

Cindy

3 months ago
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Hello friend, Do you try to format the SSD before use? Could you please attach your order number and some more details to contact us at support@geekworm.com? We will help you with this. Best regards,

Cindy/Geekworm

Anonymous user #2

2 months ago
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So your proberbly trying to use an NVME or 3DNAND SSD? The only one I got to work was an M and B keyed SSSD from WD in the Green product line, this is because the NGFF whilf M.2 and keyed the same only uses ACHI, afaik, ACHI only runs SATA (ACHI mode) and 3DNand (WD Blue) or NVMe (Samsung/Kingston et al) is not compatiable with the board, they now sell an NVME product so I would return this one and get that if your still in the RMA window. It is worth noting the limitation of the board is its ACHI design not being able to use UEFI which NVME, and iirc 3DNand require to know wth is going on!