M.2 SATA/PCIe x2 Slot: Socket 2 Key B type 2242/3042/2260
UDOO BOLT GEAR features an M.2 SSD Slot, which allows plugging M.2 Socket 2 Key B Solid State Drives with SATA interface or PCI-e x2 interface (PCI-e x1 is also supported).
The connector used for the M.2 SATA/PCI-e slot is CN18, is a standard 75 pin M.2 Key B connector, located at the bottom of the board.
On the UDOO BOLT GEAR board there is also a Threaded Spacer which allows the placement of M.2 Socket 2 Key B SATA/PCI-e modules in
It is possible to also place modules in
3042 size, by using a M/F Spacer, which allows fixing the M.2 module on the spacer already available on the PCB, deemed for the fixing of the M.2 Key E.
In the Official Accessories section you can find a M.2 SSD Transcend MTS600 2260 drive compatible with this connector, available in the UDOO shop.
M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe Slot: Socket 3 Key M Type 2280
Another possibility to connect mass storage devices is given by the M.2 Key M Slot, which allows the plugging of super fast M.2 High Capacity SSD NVMe drives with PCI-e x4 interface.
The connector used for the M.2 SSD slot is CN17, which is a standard 75 pin M.2 Key M connector, located at the bottom of the board.
On the UDOO BOLT GEAR board there is also a Threaded Spacer which allows the placement of M.2 Socket 3 Key M PCI-e SSD modules in
Info In this thread of the UDOO Forum you can find an unofficial but useful discussion about others compatible NVMe memories: NVME M.2 SSD Compatibility List
The AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 family of Processors embed a SATA Controller, which offers two SATA III 6.0 Gbps interfaces.
Of these interfaces, one SATA channel is carried out to a standard male S-ATA connector, CN14 (the other SATA channel is available on the M.2 Key B socket).
A dedicated power connector CN15, can be used to give supply to 2.5" Hard Disk Drives (or Solid State Drives) connected to the SATA male connector.
The dedicated power connector is a 4-pin male connector. You can find this cable in the SATA data and power cables kit.
Heads up! To connect a 3.5" Hard Drive you need to provide SATA +5V+12V combo power supply from an external source.