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Raspberry Pi: Bring M.2 SSDs, full-sized HDMI ports and active cooling to the popular single-board computer with the Argon ONE M.2

Argon40 has made some useful refinements with the Argon ONE M.2. (Image source: Argon40)
Argon40 has made some useful refinements with the Argon ONE M.2. (Image source: Argon40)
The Argon ONE M.2 brings native M.2 SSD support to the Raspberry Pi 4, along with full-sized HDMI ports and a software-controlled fan. The useful features from the Argon ONE remain too, including its stylish design. The Argon ONE M.2 is available for US$45.

It has been a few months since we got our hands on the Argon ONE, a case designed by Argon40 for the Raspberry Pi 4. We were big fans of the model that we tested, but Argon40 has made some improvements.

The Argon ONE is now called the Argon ONE M.2. Argon40 has added support for M.2 SATA drives, presumably because the Raspberry Pi 4 can now boot from M.2 SSDs. According to the manufacturer, the Argon ONE M.2 supports Key-B or Key-B&M drives. The case also supports UASP for maximising high-speed data transfers.

Additionally, the case includes a software-controlled fan, the instructions for which you can read here. Argon40 has added two full-sized HDMI ports too, replacing the micro HDMI ones that the Raspberry Pi 4 has.

All other features of the Argon ONE, like the accessible GPIO header, remain on the M2. The Argon ONE M.2 is available to order from Argon40 or Seeedstudio for US$45. Orders will begin shipping from October 25.

An exploded view of the Argon ONE M.2. (Image source: Argon40)
An exploded view of the Argon ONE M.2. (Image source: Argon40)
(Image source: Argon40)
(Image source: Argon40)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-11 (Update: 2020-10-11)
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