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M.2 2242 NVME SSD for RPi 5 NES-CASE



This is a hat board that supports PCIe expansion for Raspberry Pi 5. It can accommodate M.2 NVMe 2230/2242 SSD drives and connects to the PCIe slot on the Raspberry Pi 5 using a PCIe FPC cable.

Support M.2 NVMe M-key 2230/2242 SSD.


  • PCIe Expansion Capability:

The hat board extends the functionality of the Raspberry Pi 5 by providing PCIe expansion support. It allows users to connect additional peripherals and devices through the PCIe slot, enhancing the Raspberry Pi's versatility for various applications.

  • M.2 NVMe SSD Compatibility:

Accommodates M.2 NVMe 2230/2242 SSD drives, offering high-speed storage solutions for increased data transfer rates and storage capacity. Users can seamlessly integrate NVMe SSDs for improved performance and efficient data handling.

  • Flexible Connectivity:

Connects to the Raspberry Pi 5 using a PCIe FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) cable, ensuring a secure and reliable connection. The flexible cable design allows for convenient positioning and arrangement of the PCIe expansion board, offering flexibility in the physical setup.

  • Enhanced Storage Options:

Provides the ability to expand storage capacity by integrating M.2 NVMe SSDs, enabling users to store and retrieve data at faster speeds compared to traditional storage solutions.

  • Compact Form Factor:

Designed as a hat board, the expansion module maintains a compact form factor that seamlessly attaches to the Raspberry Pi 5, without compromising the overall size and portability of the Raspberry Pi setup.

  • High-Speed Data Transfer:

Enables high-speed data transfer between the Raspberry Pi 5 and connected PCIe devices, ensuring efficient communication and reduced latency.

  • Versatile Applications:

Ideal for a wide range of applications, including data-intensive projects, edge computing, and scenarios where additional storage and peripheral connectivity are essential.

  • User-Friendly Integration:

Offers a user-friendly experience by providing a straightforward and hassle-free setup for connecting PCIe devices to the Raspberry Pi 5.

  • Quality Construction:

Constructed with high-quality materials and components, ensuring durability and reliability in operation.

  • Open-ended Expansion Possibilities:

Provides an open-ended platform for users to explore and expand the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi 5, making it suitable for diverse projects and applications.


  • Product outook



  • Assembled with acrylic case


  • Product details

  • Pogopin must be contact with Raspberry Pi 5's GPIO soldering points


How to assemble it?

  • Please follow the steps as following figure.

  • Step1. Paste thermal pads on top of Raspberry Pi 5's chipset and fix the copper pillars to Raspberry Pi 5.
  • Step2. Connect the FPC cable to the slot and make sure it locked properly, and then put the top hat on Raspberry Pi 5.
  • Step3. peel off the protectiong film from acrylic panel.
  • Step4. Fix the acrylic panels with copper pillars and screws.
  • Step5. Paste the anti-slipper pad on bottom of the acrylic case.
  • Step6. Insert TF card and connect the power supply and keyboard & mouse.

Package Includes

  • 1 x 52Pi M.2 2242 NVMe SSD For RPi 5 NES-Case board
  • 2 x Acrylic panel
  • 1 x Custom FPC cable
  • 1 x Anti-slipper pad
  • 4 x Long copper pillar
  • 4 x Ball head nut
  • 4 x M2.5 screw
  • 1 x M2.5 screw driver
  • 4 x Copper pillar
  • 4 x Knurled nut
  • 2 x M2.5 screw
  • 1 x M2 screw

How to enable PCIe on Raspberry Pi 5?

  • Modify /boot/firmware/config.txt and adding following parameters:

And the connection is certified for Gen 2.0 speed (5 GT/sec), but you can force it to Gen 3.0 (10 GT/sec) if you add the following line after:


You can run devices at PCIe Gen 3.0 speeds if you test and they run stable.

  • Enable auto detection PCIe and booting from NVME.
sudo rpi-eeprom-config --edit

Adding following parts:


The 6 means to enable booting from nvme. Reboot Raspberry Pi 5 and try to use `lsblk` or `lspci -vvv` to get more details of the PCIe device.


  • M.2 2242 NVME SSD for RPi 5 NES-CASE, PCIe device for Raspberry Pi 5.