How To: Attach PCIe Card to Your NVMe-Equipped System

How To: Attach PCIe Card to Your NVMe-Equipped System

Do you have an ODROID-H2, Khadas VIM3, or other SBC that has an M.2 NVMe slot? Do you have a project that needs access to a PCIe x16 slot or lower? If so, we've got you covered.

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Please note that in order to use a PCIe card with your operating system, your operating system must have drivers for the PCIe card that you want to utilize. With some ARM systems, this can be more challenging as PCIe isn't a common format for them.

Only a few ARM boards, like the ROCKPro64, have a PCIe x4 slot. If you need to use a PCIe board on an ARM system, forums for these SBCs may be a good place to start.

Obviously, if you are connecting to an Intel-based system like the ODROID-H2 running Windows, drivers should be abundant for most PCIe cards. Drivers for Linux running on Intel-compatible processors are less abundant than those for Windows, but still quite common.

If for some reason you'd like to add a PCIe card to a laptop like the Pinebook Pro, this may be an option for that as well.

If you've tackled any projects like this, we'd love to hear how you're making use of an NVMe to PCIe adapter!

We also have 3d-printed mounting plates for boards like the ODROID-H2 to securely mount your PCIe card along with your H2. Contact us for details.

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