Pimoroni NVMe Base Duo for Raspberry Pi 5 - PIM704

SKU: ADA5969 Brand: Adafruit
Add two super-fast NVMe SSDs to your Raspberry Pi 5! Ideal if you need redundancy or just a load more storage on your RPi. Pimoroni's NVMe Base Duo is...
$91.30 AUD, inc GST
$83.00 AUD, exc GST

Available with a lead time
Expect dispatch between Jul 29 and Jul 31

Quantity Discounts:

  • 6-12 $79.68 (exc GST)
  • 12+ $77.19 (exc GST)
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0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

Shipping:

  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

Add two super-fast NVMe SSDs to your Raspberry Pi 5! Ideal if you need redundancy or just a load more storage on your RPi. Pimoroni's NVMe Base Duo is a PCIe Gen 2 extension board for Raspberry Pi 5. To use it, simply populate it with one or two M-key NVMe SSDs (2230 to 2280 sizes supported) and mount it under (or over) your Pi for a compact and fast storage solution. It even comes with rubber feet!

It's the perfect solution for turning your Raspberry Pi 5 into a file server, media centre, reverse proxy, home automation server with built-in backup, etc. - really any task that benefits from large amounts of fast storage, redundancy, or just making use of a couple of spare disks - especially with random high operations per second (IOPS) workloads. In short, it's a game changer!

NVMe Base Duo follows the new "PIP" design guidelines provided by Raspberry Pi, ensuring that it will be easy to use and supported long-term by updates to Raspberry Pi OS—though it is very early days, and things are improving rapidly there!

NOTE: You cannot boot from NVMe drives installed on NVMe Base Duo. Pimoroni hopes the RPi 5 firmware will support this in the future, but for now, it can only boot from drives that are the root device on the PCIe Bus—i.e., not behind a packet switcher/multiplexer. You'll need to boot from SD, and then the system can hand over to the pair of fast SSDs!

Comes with:

  • NVMe Base Duo PCB with two M.2 slots (M-Key)
  • 'PCIe Flex' Flat Flex Cable
  • 4x Rubber feet
  • 4x M2 bolt and 2x 5mm standoffs for SSD mounting
  • 4x 12mm M2.5 standoffs for base mounting
  • 8x short M2.5 bolts for base mounting 
  • 4x 20mm M2.5 bolts for 'pass-thru' mounting with a HAT

The folks at Pimoroni recommend running the Raspberry Pi 5 at PCIe Gen 2 x 1 speeds with this Base. The total throughput is around 450MB/sec, or 220MB/sec+ per disk for simultaneous access, as they share the bandwidth through the PCIe switch.

Raspberry Pi 5 is not included. Does not work with Pi 4 or earlier.

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Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

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International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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