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X1004 User Guide


Enhance your Raspberry Pi 5 with effortless installation and lightning-fast PCIe storage speeds!

Introducing the X1004 NVMe dual SSD shield, designed to provide a seamless and high-speed storage solution for your Raspberry Pi 5. Its sleek and compact design enables easy attachment of two full-size M.2 2280 SSDs to your Raspberry Pi 5. With its PCIe 2.0 interface, you can experience data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, allowing you to effortlessly transfer large amounts of data within seconds.

The X1004 is specifically designed to be placed on top of the Raspberry Pi 5, similar to a traditional HAT, and it provides a 40-pin header for easy access to the GPIO. With this NVMe shield, you can still use your favorite HATs alongside it. Additionally, it is fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi's official passive cooler, ensuring efficient heat dissipation. The inclusion of mounting holes and standoffs not only protects the solid-disk drives but also effectively dissipates heat for reliable performance. The built-in LED light indicates the status of reading or writing, eliminating any guesswork.

The X1004 is an ideal storage solution for creating a home media center or building a network-attached storage (NAS) system. It allows you to store and stream your own videos, music, and digital photos within your home or even remotely across the world.

NOTE: The X1004 is designed specifically for data storage purposes and currently does not support NVMe boot with the existing firmware.


  • Model: X1004
  • Compatible With - Raspberry Pi 5B Only
  • NOTE: The X1004 is designed specifically for data storage purposes and currently DOES'NT support NVMe boot with the existing firmware.
  • The perfect storage solution for your Raspberry Pi 5 - introducing the M.2 NVMe dual SSD Shield
  • Supports a total of 8TB storage capacity (4TB+4TB) with M.2 NVMe solid-state drives
  • Accommodates two full-size 2280 NVMe SSDs
  • Provides speedy data transfer with PCIe 2.0 5Gbps / PCIe 3.0 8Gbps
  • Fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi official active cooler
  • LED indicators in blue display power and drive status
  • Features an integrated high-performance PCIe packet switch
  • Equipped with two high-efficiency DC/DC step-down converters, delivering a maximum of 3.5A+3.5A to power your SSDs
  • Designed to be attached on top, allowing stacking with other HATs
  • Powered via the 40-pin GPIO header & PCIe FFC
  • Compatible with the HAT+ STANDBY power state, automatically turning off when the Pi 5 shuts down.

Technical Specification

Power supply5Vdc +/-5% power via FFC & 40-pin header, converted to 3.3V max 3.5A+3.5A to power the SSDs
Ports & ConnectorsPCIe connector - 16-pin pitch0.5mm
SSD connector - M.2 KEY-M 67P
PCIe cable length30mm
PCB Size87mm x 57mm

Important Notes

  • Compatible with M.2 NVMe SSDs only
  • Not compatible with M.2 SATA SSDs, M.2 PCIe AHCI SSDs, or other M.2 non-NVMe devices
  • Older NVMe drives with less efficient flash media may not perform as well as newer drives
  • New NVMe 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.

Packing List

  • 1 x X1004 Shield
  • 1 x Screw pack

User Manual