Raspberry Pi 5 with 120 GB SSD

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This high end kit includes everything you need to get maximum performance out of your Raspberry Pi 5. An SSD instead of an SD-card increases drastically speed, reliability and storage capacity of your Pi.

No hassle, the set comes with the OS on the SSD preinstalled and is already fully assembled.

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Description

Start right away by choosing for an SSD instead of a micro-SD card for your Raspberry Pi 5 hardware.

This kit combines an SSD (2.5-inch SSD) with a Raspberry Pi in a very elegant way. We install the board’s firmware to boot from the USB-ports if an SSD is available. Thanks to this, there is no need for a micro SD card any more (but it remains possible).

Operating System

We preinstall the operating system on your SSD. Choose among 2 possible operating systems to perfectly match your needs :

  • Raspberry Pi OS (64-bit), the official desktop Raspberry Pi Operating System. This OS is recommended for users getting started with the Raspberry Pi. It comes with plenty of useful applications : Chromium browser, Games, Programming tools and much more.
  • Ubuntu Desktop 23.10 (64-bit), an open source desktop operating system, widely used around the world, with all the essential applications for home, school, and work.
  • blank, install yourself the OS of your choice.

Beside uploading the software, we assemble all the hardware. All you have to do is to connect the SSD and the peripherals to your Raspberry Pi. And you are ready to go…

Benefits

Having the OS installed on an SSD instead of the micro SD card has 3 main benefits :

    • Firstly, it will increase the speed of your Pi. Comparing with a standard class 10 micro-SD card, the difference is amazing : 5x faster or even more. Even the fastest micro-SD card is much slower than the SSD.
    • Secondly, the reliability of your setup will improve. Indeed, micro-SD cards are originally made to store pictures, music and video. Using them for the Operating System of your computer is not ideal. The frequent read and write operations makes the micro-SD card the weakest element of your Pi. In many cases this could mean a complete loss of all your work. In contrary, SSD are used in millions of PC or laptops and have proven to be very reliable.
    • Last but not least, the storage capacity of an SSD is in general much higher than the capacity of a micro-SD card. With this starter kit you get an 120GB SSD. A starter kit with micro-SD card offers in general only 8, 16 or 32GB.

In conclusion, taking into account the power and features of the Raspberry Pi 5 in combination with the SSD, this small computer can be compared with an entry-level desktop PC. On top of the features of a standard desktop PC, the Raspberry Pi offers much more possibilities. The applications for this mini computer are countless, the only limit is your imagination: desktop PC, home automation, media and entertainment center, gaming console, web server, …

This Raspberry Pi with SSD kit includes :

    • 1 x Raspberry Pi 5 board :
      • 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU, with cryptography extensions
      • VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2
      • Dual 4Kp60 HDMI® display output with HDR support
      • 4Kp60 HEVC decoder
      • LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB or 8GB)
      • Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi®
      • Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
      • microSD card slot, with support for high-speed SDR104 mode
      • 2 × USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation
      • 2 × USB 2.0 ports
      • Gigabit Ethernet, with PoE+ support (requires separate PoE+ HAT)
      • 2 × 4-lane MIPI camera/display transceivers
      • PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (requires separate M.2 HAT or other adapter)
      • 5V/5A DC power via USB-C, with Power Delivery support
      • Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin header
      • Real-time clock (RTC), powered from external battery
      • Power button
  • 1 x unique 3D-printed Raspberry Pi 5 case :
        • we developed this case for a perfect fit with a 2.5 SSD (thickness : 7mm)
        • the case guarantees maximum passive heat dissipation and thereby avoids loss of performance of the processor
        • cut-outs for display, camera, PCI express and GPIO-cable
        • DIN rail mountable with separate supports (NOT included)
        • compatible with Raspberry Pi official active cooler solution
        • easily mountable on the back of a monitor with our 3D-printed VESA Monitor mount (NOT included)

Also included in the kit :

  • 1 x Kingston A400 120GB SSD (preloaded with the OS you selected)
  • 1 x USB 3.0 type A to SATA cable (10cm)
  • 1 x Raspberry Pi official active Cooler for Raspberry Pi 5 (mounted)
  • 1 x Raspberry Pi official 5V 5A power supply with EU plug and USB-C connector
  • 1 x 1m HDMI cable
  • 1 x 2m Cat6 network cable

Remarks :

  • We 3D-print our self-developed cases in our own lab. To print the cases, we use PLA, an eco-friendly raw material.
  • We developed this setup to avoid the use of a micro-SD-card. However, you can still use a micro-SD-card, but you’ll need to open the enclosure to change the card.

Additional information

Weight415 g
Brand

Raspberry Pi, freva.com

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