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       Product Overview  

Introducing the X1006 PCIe to 2 ports SATA HDD/SSD 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 2.5-inch HDD and a M.2 2280 SSD, unleashing the full potential of your storage capabilities, with SATA 3.0 interface speeds reaching up to 5Gbps.

The X1006 connects to the underside of the Raspberry Pi 5, eliminating the need for a passthrough for the GPIO. This means you can use your favorite HATs while also utilizing this expansion board. Additionally, the X1006 and your HDDs can be powered from Raspberry Pi5 via pogo pins, streamlining the power supply to a single source.

The X1006 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..

       Product Features  

Compatible With
- Raspberry Pi 5B


- Supports the connection of a 2.5-inch SATA HDD and a M.2 2280 SATA SSD to your Raspberry Pi 5 simultaneously

- Supports up to 4TB (2.5" HDD/SSD)+2TB (M.2 2280 SSD) SATA disk drives
- 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
- Powered from Raspberry Pi5 via pogo pin, streamlining the power supply to a single source
- 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


*The X1006 is designed for data storage purposes and does not currently support booting from HDD/SSD with the existing firmware.

       Test & Reviews  

Test Conditions

-System board details: Raspberry Pi 5 Model B Rev 1.0 , 4G RAM

-Interface board details: X1006 v1.1 PCIe to dual 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Shield

-Operation system: Raspberry Pi OS with desktop (Debian12 (bookworm), 64bit, Release date: December 5th 2023)

-Storage details: Samsung EVO 750 SSD, Lite-on L8T-64L6G-HP 64GB SSD


Testing disk drives read speed at PCIe2.0 with hdparm



Samsung EVO SSD: 426.07MB/s, Lite-on SSD: 259.15MB/s

       Technical Specification  
Power supply : 5dc +/-5%  ≥3A via FFC & pogo pins
Ports & Connectors : PCIe connector x1 - 16-pin pitch0.5mm
  SATA 2.5" HDD/SSD connector x1 - 7+15P
    SATA M.2 2280 SSD connector x1 - 64P KEY-B
PCIe FFC cable length : 37mm
PCB Size : 107.5mm x 87mm
       Package Contents  

- X1006 V1.1 PCIe to SATA M.2 SSD+2.5" HDD shield x1

  - PCIe FFC 37mm x1
  - Screw pack x1 
        Important Notes  
- The X1006 is designed for data storage purposes and does not currently support booting from HDD/SSD with the existing firmware.
- Not compatible with M.2 NVMe SSDs, M.2 PCIe AHCI SSDs, or other M.2 non-SATA devices
- 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.
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