The M.2 SSD hard drive interface only supports SATA protocol, not NVME/PCIe.

In the Pironman’s mainboard, there is an M.2 SSD connector for installing your M.2 SATA SSD.

Various lengths of M.2 SATA SSD can be mounted: 22mm x 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, and 80mm, supporting SSD TRIM function.

Assemble the SSD

  1. Take off the base plate of the Pironman.

  2. Remove the screw for the M.2 SATA SSD.

  3. Insert your M.2 SATA SSD.

  4. Screwed in place.

  5. Put the base plate back on.

  6. Plug in SSD Bridge and 5V/3V power supply.


Booting from SSD

  1. Updating the Bootloader

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt full-upgrade
    sudo rpi-update
    sudo rpi-eeprom-update -d -a

    After setting, reboot to take effect.

  2. Use the following command to view the name of the storage device.

    sudo fdisk -l
  3. Now, clone the system from the Micro SD card to the M.2 SATA SSD. Where if is followed by the sd card name and of is followed by the M.2 SSD name.

    sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/dev/sda bs=4M
  4. Pull out the Micro SD card, connect the M.2 SATA SSD and then power on the Pironman.