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USB to mSATA Converter for Raspberry Pi and Development Boards

Connect an mSATA drive to your development board, to increase its data storage capacity

Product ID: PIB2MS1

  • Add an mSATA SSD drive to your Raspberry Pi development board to increase data storage
  • Supports SATA I, II and III mSATA SSD drives
  • USB 2.0 with data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps
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  • Supports mini-SATA drives (full size)
  • OS independent with no device driver installation required
  • Includes USB cable and mounting accessories for Raspberry Pi
$61.99 AUD exc GST
$68.19 AUD inc GST

Overview

Increase the data storage capacity of your Raspberry Pi or other development board, by connecting it directly to an mSATA drive. Perfect for custom projects and applications, this USB to mSATA converter supports all models of Raspberry Pi as well as other development boards.

Add storage capacity to your development board

This convenient USB 2.0 mSATA converter lets you overcome data storage limitations by enabling you to connect an mSATA drive through your board’s USB-A port.

A convenient integrated solution

The USB to mSATA converter integrates seamlessly with your existing development board. It’s the perfect addition for development-board based applications such as surveillance, media players and servers, digital signage and IoT/automation solutions. It allows you to utilize your mSATA drives with your development board, and take advantage of the small form factor of mini-SATA, ideal for applications with space limitations.

Easy to install

Compatible with SATA I, SATA II and SATA III drives, the converter is easy to install and doesn’t require any device driver installation. It comes with a USB cable and all mounting accessories, including standoffs, so integrating it with your Raspberry Pi is fast and easy.

StarTech.com provides industry-leading support to get you up and running quickly. The PIB2MS1 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

Applications

Increase data storage for Raspberry Pi and other development boards to create custom applications

Develop solutions for business applications such as: surveillance; media applications, like news boards; simple servers to host a website or video; and IoT/automation solutions such as lighting and temperature control

Create custom development-board based applications for home use

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID Renesas/NEC - µPD720231A
Compatible Drive Types mSATA (Mini SATA)
Drive Size mSATA (Full Size)
Interface USB 2.0
Number of Drives 1
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
MTBF 5,077,966 hrs
Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - mSATA (52 pin, Mini SATA) Slot
Host Connectors 1 - USB Micro-B (5 pin)
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 15% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Red
Product Height 0.4 in [11 mm]
Product Length 2.6 in [65 mm]
Product Weight 0.6 oz [18.2 g]
Product Width 2.2 in [55 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.5 oz [100 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB to mSATA converter
1 - USB-A to Micro-B cable
4 - standoffs
4 - nuts
4 - screws
2 - mSATA mounting screws
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive controller card, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables

  • Hard drives

  • Hard drive controller card

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:

  1. To open the Device Manager, press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (for IDE) section, or the Storage controllers (for SATA) section.

  2. Do one of the following:

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.

  1. To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.

  2. If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive does not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.