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Banana Pi Cookbook

By : Ryad El-Dajani
Book Image

Banana Pi Cookbook

By: Ryad El-Dajani

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Mounting an SSD or HDD via SATA

Besides the mounting of disks via USB, the Banana Pi provides a SATA interface. This interface provides greatly improved performance compared to USBs for hard disk drives (HDD) or solid state disks (SSD).

Getting ready

This recipe requires the following ingredients:

  • A Banana Pi

  • USB power supply unit

  • An SD card containing a Linux distribution

  • A hard disk drive or solid state drive

  • A SATA-to-SATA cable and a SATA power supply for your drive or SATA cable with power supply terminals

  • Access to the Banana Pi's shell

All these products can be bought from retailers. The SATA cable with power supply terminals is quite rare. You might search for that item on online stores that specialize in single-board computers. If you search for Banana Pi SATA cable with power terminals or similar on your desired search engine, you will find retailers for that product.

How to do it…

The mounting of an external drive via SATA is similar to the mounting of a USB flash drive we discovered in...