|The X857 mSATA shield makes a nice, tidy package for a SSD with USB boot.|
For some time now, I have been trying to get the Raspberry Pi 4 to boot from USB. While there have been many articles written about it, I have not yet succeeded in making this happen. Maybe it's my limited knowledge of coding, or perhaps a hardware issue. Regardless, I am continuing on until I succeed, and I think the answer lies on the Raspberry Pi website here, here, and here.
A couple reason to make this change are the integrity of SSD over SD cards being substantial, and of course the benefit of greater data transfer speeds. As more Pi fans jump on this wagon, hardware is becoming available for this specific upgrade. One example of this is the Gookworm X857 mSATA shield for the Raspberry Pi 4. This fits directly under the Pi 4 and connects with one of the USB-3 ports. Under the shield, I mounted a 128GB mSATA SSD.
This post will be updated as progress on this continues. When I succeed, I will try to post some clear, step-by-step instructions for the boot from USB upgrade.
|Upside down, see the mSATA drive installed along with the armor case.|