A Raspberry Pi takes on KIOXIA’s Enterprise NVMe and SAS SSDs

A Raspberry Pi takes on KIOXIA’s Enterprise NVMe and SAS SSDs

It took some convincing, but KIOXIA sent me two of their latest Enterprise SSDs, the PM6 SAS 24G drive, and the CM6 PCIe NVMe drive, and I test them using the MegaRAID card and ‘Elrond’ storage enclosure sent to me by Broadcom. How do the drives perform?...
Hardware RAID for the fastest Raspberry Pi CM4 NAS!

Hardware RAID for the fastest Raspberry Pi CM4 NAS!

Finally, with a bit of help from some Broadcom engineers, I got full hardware RAID working on a Raspberry Pi. And I actually used SAS drives this time. Special thanks to Broadcom for sending me a controller card and storage backplane to test on the Pi, and for their...
12 PCI Express M.2 Slots on a Raspberry Pi!?

12 PCI Express M.2 Slots on a Raspberry Pi!?

I take Alftel Systems’ 12-slot PCI Express M.2 carrier board for a spin on my Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, and mention their soon-to-be-announced ‘Seaberry’ Mini ITX board for the Compute Module! Check out all the neat stuff Alftel makes:...
7 New Raspberry Pi CM4 Boards for 2021!

7 New Raspberry Pi CM4 Boards for 2021!

I keep finding amazing new custom CM4 boards and projects, and I can’t help but share them with you! Find all the ones I’m aware of in this GitHub issue: https://github.com/geerlingguy/raspberry-pi-pcie-devices/issues/25 And follow along with all the other...
PCI Express arrives on the Raspberry Pi CM4 – A Guide

PCI Express arrives on the Raspberry Pi CM4 – A Guide

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO Board exposes an x1 PCI Express Gen 2.0 slot. What can you do with the slot? And are there any tips or tricks to make sure you don’t accidentally cook a PCIe card—or the Pi? See all the cards I am testing:...