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Testing the PiBox mini 2, a Raspberry Pi MicroK8s server

Testing the PiBox mini 2, a Raspberry Pi MicroK8s server

Kubesail sent me their brand-new PiBox mini 2. It’s a 2-drive SATA NAS built with the Compute Module 4. It has a front-panel LCD, native SATA, and more! I did have a little trouble with the early prototype model they sent, but was able to get that fixed and now...
He cut the Raspberry Pi IN HALF!

He cut the Raspberry Pi IN HALF!

Red Shirt Jeff cut my Pi 4 model B in half. I thought it wouldn’t work at all, but surprise surprise, it works! Well… sorta. Discover the art of debugging the Raspberry Pi boot process on this journey through UART, bootloaders, EEPROM, and USB-to-TTL...
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...
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:...