SupTronics Launches Pi 5 Compatible NVMe and SATA HATs

SupTronics Launches Pi 5 Compatible NVMe and SATA HATs

SupTronics Technologies has launched the X100x series of PCIe to NVMe Shields for the new Raspberry Pi 5. These Shields or HATs allow you to use NVMe SSDs of different sizes, including 2230, 2242, and 2280. The standout models are the X1004, which supports dual 2280 SSDs(up to 8TB), and the X1100, which lets you connect a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD.

After a bit of Googling, I figured out that SupTronics is not a new company and they make KVM over IP switches, Jetson Board Kits, Raspberry Pi kits, and Point of Sale (POS) machines.

Previously, we have seen many companies build NVMe HATs for the Pi5 like Waveshare M.2 HAT+, Pimoroni NVMe Base, and PineBerry Pi HatDrive feel free to check those out if you are looking for NVMe HATs.

The SupTronics X000x series offers different models for various needs. The top model, X1000 V1.5, works with M.2 2230 or 2242 NVMe SSDs at PCIe Gen. 2 speed, and can also run faster at Gen. 3 speed, though it’s not officially recommended. The X1001 V1.1 supports longer M.2 2280 SSDs. The X1002 V1.0 also supports M.2 2280 SSDs, but it’s designed to fit under the Raspberry Pi, keeping the top open for additional accessories.

The X1004 V1.0 model allows for two M.2 2280 SSDs but uses PCIe Gen. 2 instead of Gen. 3 due to its design. The smaller X1003 V1.3 supports M.2 2230 and 2242 SSDs, fits well with the Raspberry Pi 5 Active Cooler and Case (without the fan), and uses a short FFC cable.

The X1100 V1.0 is for using older 2.5-inch SSDs or HDDs with the Raspberry Pi 5. It mounts the drive underneath and connects via a USB 3 port adapter. However, SupTronics warns that M.2 drives with Phison controllers, like certain Western Digital models (Blue SN550 and SN580, Green SN350, Black SN850), may not work well with it.

A post on first brought this to our attention, and thanks to a CNX Software post, we found out that Geekworm is selling these boards. The boards are also available on Amazon where the X1000 sold for $16.00, the X1001 sold for $15.50, the X1002 sold for $18.00, the X1003 sold for $16.00, and The All Mighty X1004 can Be found on AliExpress.

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