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X873 V1.2
X873 V1.2
X873 SSD Interface

Overview

In May 2021, the X873 has been updated with new longer USB3 connector, so the X857-C3 case will not support with the X873 which you ordered after May 5th 2021.

2.4G wifi will not stable, please use 5.8G wifi AP for the X873.

This is new updated version from X872.

Some changes:

  • We removed the DC JACK power socket of X873, X873 is powered via USB 3.0 connector.
  • We use shorter copper spacer to connect Raspberry Pi 4 and X873 V1.2, which reduces the height of the entire product, so the matching metal case X857-C3 is shoter 3mm than X857-C1;
  • X872 supports TRIM but not UASP, X873 version supports UASP but not TRIM.
  • After our test, X873 can connect to 2.4G wifi in seconds without the metal case. However, if X873 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.
  • But if you use a metal shell like X857-C3, then you can only use 5.8G wifi AP, 2.4G wifi will not be available(be shielded by metal case);
  • As a Raspberry pi NAS device, we advised that you use ethernet network to replace wifi, this will be more stable and reliable.

Features

  • Ideal storage solution only for Raspberry Pi 4 - M.2 NVMe SSD Shield
  • Supports up to 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD solid-state drives
  • Supports M.2 NVMe SSD 2280 lengths only
  • UASP supported only for Raspberry Pi 4
  • Allows booting OS from your HDD/SSD for faster app opens, web serving and file copying
  • USB3.1 Gen1 5Gb/s connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your Raspberry Pi 4
  • Ultra-fast Data Transfers from a PC or a Mac (USB3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s, Gen1 5Gb/s, USB2.0 480Mb/s)
  • Integrated USB 3.1 Gen2 to PCIe Gen3x2 10Gb/s bridge controller
  • Integrated high efficiency step-Down Converter, 3.3V max3.5A to power the SSD
  • USB bus-powered
  • LED red indicator indicates powered status and blue indicator indicates drive status
  • 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)
  • PCB Size :87mm x 56mm

How to Power X873

How to power X873 if you don't use X735

X862-V2-IMG-9329-How-to-power.jpg

How to power X873 when you use X735

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How to select your power adapter

If you have a good quality usb type c power adapter, you can also use a TYPE C power adapter to supply power through X735 type c, otherwise we suggest you choose our power adapter with DC 5525 JACK

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Packing List

Packing list

Matching Metal Case

In May 2021, the X873 has been updated with new longer USB3 connector with mark 2113 on theUSB3 connector , so the X857-C3 case will not support with the X873 which you ordered after May 5th 2021. And you can use the X857-C1 Case for the X873 which you ordered after May 5th 2021.


We use shorter copper spacer to connect Raspberry Pi 4 and X873 V1.2, which reduces the height of the entire product, so the matching metal case X857-C3 is shoter 3mm than X857-C1;

Please refer to X857-C3.

Note: The case of X872 and X873 V1.2 are different. X872 should use X857-C1 Case, but X873 V1.2 use X857-C3 Case (Only for the X873 which ordered before May 2021).

User Manual

About X873 I/O error

If you find that you have encountered an IO error like the following picture, please try to solove it according the following step or contact us(info@geekworm.com). X873-io-error.jpg

Update the firmware for X873

1. Download the firmware Download the file from: http://www.suptronics.com/downloads/X873%20FW.zip

2.How to update the firmware of X873: 1). Connect your X873 shield to your windows computer via USB A male to male cable, please change another USB port if don't found USB device until your usb device be found.

2). Save the attached file X873-FW.ZIP and unzip it to get X873-FW fold.

3). Enter X873-FW fold, and double click 'MPTool.exe' to run it;

4). Please refer to guide.png file to the following steps.

X873-update-firmware-guide.png

http://www.suptronics.com/downloads/X873%20FW.zip

FAQ

Q1. Does the X873 support Optane Memory?

A: Sorry, NO, this is not tested.


Q2. What to do if the X873 does not boot normally?

A:Please use Raspberry Pi imager (or Win32DiskImager) File:Win32DiskImager.zip to burn the firmware to the SSD on windows computer,If copying from SD card to SSD, it should not work. If you need to boot from the SSD, you need to use Win32DiskImager to burn the system to the SSD. Use the SD CARD COPIER that comes with RASPBIEERY PI OS. It may not work.

Q3. Would the X873 be compatible with the Coral M.2 Accelerator B+M key?

A: Sorry, not support.

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Anonymous user #6

4 months ago
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Hi, I understood this model was discontinued. Is there a replacement or equivalent available?

Lisa

4 months ago
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Hi,

There is no replacement or equivalent available for NVMe SSD. If you use M.2 NGFF SSD or mSATA SSD, you can use X862 or X857 board

Anonymous user #5

6 months ago
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I've installed an SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus at an Product: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.1 Description: Raspbian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) Release: 11 Codename: bullseye

Disk /dev/sda: 465.76 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Disk model: ASM236X NVME Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x2xxxxxx

Problem: I could not read any SMART information from the disk with smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 calling: sudo smartctl -A /dev/sda it returns: Read Device Identity failed: scsi error unsupported scsi opcode

could you please update the firmware to return SMART information. Thanks

Lisa

6 months ago
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Hello,

Please use another brand of SSD to test it.

Not recommend to use SAMSUNG SSD, as there will be BIG EMC interference.

Anonymous user #4

12 months ago
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da fuq why is my computer tryna protect me from this site T^T

Lisa

12 months ago
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We have never received such feedback. Our website is safe, please feel free to use it.

Anonymous user #3

15 months ago
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How do I turn off the led lights?

Lisa

15 months ago
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Hello,Sorry, does not support turning off the led lights. you can cover it with dark tape if you think it is too bright.

Anonymous user #2

17 months ago
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Всё отлично работает с Raspberry Pi 4 8Gb / A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD 250 Gb, подскажите как отключить синий светодиод на плате, очень яркий свет излучает. Заранее благодарен.

Lisa

15 months ago
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Hello,sorry that the blue LED is uncontrollable, if you mind it, you can use tape to cover it.

Anonymous user #1

17 months ago
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I got a X873 but its not working properly on my Pi4b 8gb. Raspbian does not detect my SSD but if I connect the x873 directly to my PC using USB A male-male, the ssd shows up. When i plug in the USB bridge to my Pi4b, all other USB ports will stop working. Need some guide please.

Lisa

15 months ago
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Hello,Please use USB cable instead of USB connector for testing. If it can work. there may be a problem with the USB connector. Please email us(with your order number). We will help you solve it.