Raspberry Pi 4 plus SSD Case

Right now this is a request for ideas from readers – hopefully someone will have answers and I can then write about them here.

Having recently gotten to grips with and blogged about Rasberry Pi 4 and the speed benefits of using an SSD drive via a USB3 to SATA adaptor – all of which works a treat, I see very few options out there which will house the Pi4 ans SSD in one nice-looking and heat-dissipating box – I hope to be looking at one or more possibilities in the very near future.

Ideas anyone – see the comments section below – already suggestions coming in.. MORE PLEASE!!!

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18 thoughts on “Raspberry Pi 4 plus SSD Case

  1. While you all are sleeping… I have an old rack mount PC case with 6 hot swappable hard drive Sata enclosure. I was thinking that I could mount a Pi/SSD into each enclosure. The case has standard PC power as well as Sata connections on the back of it for the “passthrough” connections.

    I could use the 5V from the PC power supply and in each bay connect it to the 5V pin on the Pi for power. Maybe there is room for a POE hat too?

    I also found this on Amazon. It might work for a single PI/SSD setup if my thinking makes any sense.

    https://www.amazon.com/ICY-DOCK-ExpressCage-MB742SP-B-External/dp/B07F22926M/ref=sr_1_87?dchild=1&keywords=hdd+rack&qid=1600966402&sr=8-87

  2. Hello Pete

    I “THINK” they originally started with a dual sata hat, then
    made a Quad dual sata.(easier to do so for a dual sata hat you use 1 usb 3.0)

    You hopefully followed to
    https://wiki.radxa.com/Dual_Quad_SATA_HAT where they give more info, software setup on Raspberrypi 1 line curl , firmware update info,kit information and further raspi software

    regards Brian

  3. I finally found everything that I wanted to make my case. It was quite a bit of trial and error. I ended up using a dual-bay hard drive insert that I found on Amazon for $20 USD. Along with that I purchased a couple of cables that made it even more enjoyable and functional. I have recently semi-retired and just finished rebuilding my web site. It now contains most of my personal projects. Including this one. In the future I hope to do some videos showing some of the things that I work on that are passions to me. If you are interested in the case the info can be found on my site at http://www.iotobox.com

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