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It's time to use idle hard drives. you can DIY a small NAS, music player or something interesting with X835 expansion board for Raspberry Pi 4.
The X835 expansion board provides a complete storage solution for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B; The X835 3.5" SATA adapter can support up to 10TB 3.5 inch SATA hard disk drives (HDD).
What do you need to use Raspberry Pi 4 X835 3.5 inch SATA HDD Storage Board?1. A Raspberry Pi 4 Board
X835 Key Features
Power Supply Requirement
Power supply: 12Vdc +/-5% , ≥3A
Ports & Connectors: DC jack - 5.5x2.5mm
As we know that the power supply is very important to the hard disk, so please do not use the low quality power adapter. Please use a high quality power adapter, or you may encounter problems such as not recognizing the hard disk. You can use: https://geekworm.com/products/dc-5-5x2-5mm-12v-3a-power-supply-eu-us-uk-plug-for-raspberry-pi-x830-v2-0
There is a Geekworm deisgn metal case with latching power control switch and super mute 4010 cooling fan for Raspberry Pi 4 , X835 3.5" SATA Storage Board and X735 Power Management Board, it is a perfect choice for raspberry pi nas storage DIY user.
X835 Case Features
How to use X835 3.5 inch SATA HDD Storage Expansion Board with X735 Power Management & Auto Cooling Expansion Board?
Connect X835 board with Raspberry Pi 4 only:
Connect X835 with Raspberry Pi 4 and X735 board:
Please note that the DC 12V power supply should only be connnected to X835 DC 12V port, DO NOT connect the power supply to X735 power management board or Raspberry Pi 4 computer.
X835 PCB size:
X835 Board Packing list:
As this X835 3.5" SATA adapter does not have the safeshut down function like the Raspberry Pi 3B+/3B X830 V2.0 Safe Shutdown 3.5 inch SATA HDD 12V Storage Expansion Board, so if you need power management of Raspberry Pi 4, please add the X735 power management board to safe power off. Please ensure all the wire connections are right and jumer caps put in the right place.
WiKi for Reference:
Raspberry Pi 4:raspberrypiwiki.com/index.php/Raspberry_Pi_4_Model_B
If you need other Raspberry Pi 4 storage solution, please refer to: https://geekworm.com/blogs/news/how-to-add-extra-hdd-or-ssd-storage-to-your-raspberry-pi-4-project