Meet the M.2 HAT+ From Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi's newest add-on board for the massively popular pocket-sized computer.

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It's yet another exciting release from Raspberry Pi today! This time, we are happy to announce the new Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+ is now available for pre-order! This add-on board easily fits atop your Raspberry Pi and allows it to connect to a standard M.2 peripheral device as easy as you would expect it to from a board developed by Pi. We're sure you are as excited as we are to get a closer look at this HAT, so let's jump in and take a closer look!

Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+

Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+


The Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+ enables you to connect M.2 peripherals such as NVMe drives and AI accelerators to Raspberry Pi 5’s PCIe 2.0 interface, supporting fast (up to 500 MB/s) data transfer to and from NVMe drives and other PCIe accessories.

Raspberry Pi 5’s single-lane PCI Express 2.0 interface is exposed on a 16-pin, 0.5mm- pitch FPC connector; the M.2 HAT+ M Key is a mechanical adapter board that converts between this connector and a subset of the M.2 standard. It supports devices that have the M.2 M key edge connector, in the 2230 and 2242 form factors. It is capable of supplying up to 3A to connected M.2 devices. The Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+ conforms to the Raspberry Pi HAT+ specification and is autodetected by the latest Raspberry Pi software/firmware. It is supplied with a 16mm stacking header and threaded spacers, so it can be fitted to a Raspberry Pi 5 with the Raspberry Pi Active Cooler in place.

SparkFun is very excited to carry the new Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+. This new HAT is a perfect place to grow your experience with Raspberry Pi whether you are an experienced user, a new student, or anything in between. While do not have exact dates for when we are going to be able to start shipping these boards, we expect to start shipping the Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+ soon so make sure to place your order now to reserve your own!



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  • Member #134773 / about 4 days ago / 1

    I'd obtained a "third party" PCIe adapter and a 1TB SSD for my RPi5. I had a good laugh a few days ago when in response to a "sudo apt upgrade" it told me that it was going to use an additional 2048 Bytes of disk space and asked if I wanted to proceed?

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