The PINEBOOK Pro M.2/NGFF NVMe SSD Interface Adapter
#1
Hello. I am looking forward to receiving my coupon code so i can pre order my PineBook Pro.

I notice that one of these adapters is available to add extra storage.
https://store.pine64.org/?product=pinebo...ce-adapter

Will the Pinebook Pro accept a 2TB module?
I assume this unit is installed inside the Pinebook Pro. Will there be instructions posted on the wiki?
#2
(07-27-2019, 05:41 PM)frank-zappa Wrote: Hello. I am looking forward to receiving my coupon code so i can pre order my PineBook Pro.

I notice that one of these adapters is available to add extra storage.
https://store.pine64.org/?product=pinebo...ce-adapter

Will the Pinebook Pro accept a 2TB module?
I assume this unit is installed inside the Pinebook Pro. Will there be instructions posted on the wiki?

A 2TB SSD should be no issue. There will also likely be installation instructions available.
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#3
(07-28-2019, 07:58 AM)fire219 Wrote:
(07-27-2019, 05:41 PM)frank-zappa Wrote: Hello. I am looking forward to receiving my coupon code so i can pre order my PineBook Pro.

I notice that one of these adapters is available to add extra storage.
https://store.pine64.org/?product=pinebo...ce-adapter

Will the Pinebook Pro accept a 2TB module?
I assume this unit is installed inside the Pinebook Pro. Will there be instructions posted on the wiki?

A 2TB SSD should be no issue. There will also likely be installation instructions available.

In another related thread, there was some discussion of power usage. The PBP is on the low end of power supply, so it may be possible that some of the NVME SSDs may use too much power. Just saying.

There probably should be a power budget specification for the NVME adapter.
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#4
(07-28-2019, 12:36 PM)Arwen Wrote:
(07-28-2019, 07:58 AM)fire219 Wrote:
(07-27-2019, 05:41 PM)frank-zappa Wrote: Hello. I am looking forward to receiving my coupon code so i can pre order my PineBook Pro.

I notice that one of these adapters is available to add extra storage.
https://store.pine64.org/?product=pinebo...ce-adapter

Will the Pinebook Pro accept a 2TB module?
I assume this unit is installed inside the Pinebook Pro. Will there be instructions posted on the wiki?

A 2TB SSD should be no issue. There will also likely be installation instructions available.

In another related thread, there was some discussion of power usage. The PBP is on the low end of power supply, so it may be possible that some of the NVME SSDs may use too much power. Just saying.

There probably should be a power budget specification for the NVME adapter.

Those SSDs are only going to get anywhere near their maximum current draw when under heavy write load. Given that they will only be under those conditions for a short period of time, I wouldn't be too worried about draining the battery or overloading the PSU.

But for information's sake, the 3.3V regulator which is responsible for supplying the NVMe adapter can handle up to 8.25W momentarily, and isn't put under significant load by much else in the system.
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#5
(07-28-2019, 01:15 PM)fire219 Wrote: Those SSDs are only going to get anywhere near their maximum current draw when under heavy write load. Given that they will only be under those conditions for a short period of time, I wouldn't be too worried about draining the battery or overloading the PSU.

But for information's sake, the 3.3V regulator which is responsible for supplying the NVMe adapter can handle up to 8.25W momentarily, and isn't put under significant load by much else in the system.

Is there any specification for continuous load?

Also, assuming it's 2280, what it the limit on how thick it can be?  Is there a way to heatsink it to the chassis?

Thanks Smile
#6
I'm not seeing much info on where this NVMe adapter is located - does the NVMe card still fit (securely) within the PBP? I've got a spare 256GB which I'm intending on installing.
#7
FWIW, the Intel 660p drives are *really* cheap, and only draw 0.1W. Seems like a perfect match.
#8
(08-06-2019, 06:25 AM)thequux Wrote: FWIW, the Intel 660p drives are *really* cheap, and only draw 0.1W. Seems like a perfect match.

Will you provide a link to good, solid information on these "660p" drives please. Sounds like exactly what I'm interested in.
Many thanks.
#9
(08-06-2019, 06:25 AM)thequux Wrote: FWIW, the Intel 660p drives are *really* cheap, and only draw 0.1W. Seems like a perfect match.

0.1W idle or burn ? Those kind of SSD can get pretty "hot" so I guess to reach such temperatures they might draw a little more than 0.1W.
#10
Is there some kind of upper limit in terms of throughput for the NVMe on the SoC side of things? I assume if you get some fancy Intel Optane thing it'll start to hit some other system limits

And similarly for the mSD. Is there an upper limit to the class that is supported? (past which you won't see any perf benefit)


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