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Revision as of 12:35, 10 January 2020

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ROCK Pi Dual/Quad SATA HAT is an addon HAT designed for Raspberry Pi 4. It utilizes the high speed USB3 buses on Raspberry Pi 4 and providing a complete NAS solution based on Raspberry Pi 4. It has the following features:

  • Up to 4x HDD/SSD, support 2.5inch or 3.5inch SSD
  • Utilize two independent USB3 buses on Raspberry Pi 4
  • Type C power input with USB PD support for both 2.5inch SSD and Raspberry Pi 4(v1.1 hardware)
  • 12V DC power input for 2.5 and 3.5 inch HDD and Raspberry Pi 4(v1.2 hardware)
  • External standard ATX power supply support for 3.5inch HDD
  • Support HDD suspend mode
  • Support software RAID 0/1/5
  • Optional PWM control fan for HDD heat dispatching
  • Optional OLED display for IP/Storage info

Software support

We provide a install script to help you get the SATA software that works in Raspberry Pi 4B.

curl -sL | sudo -E bash -

Just copy the command above and paste it into the terminal and press enter. If you want more settings, check out section Software Configuration at the bottom of the page.

Supplied with this product

Dual version

  • Mechanical spacers
  • 2x USB 3.0 connection adapter *1
  • CPU heatsink with fan(DF4 version only)

Quad version

  • Mechanical spacers
  • 4x USB 3.0 connection adapter *1
  • CPU heatsink with fan(DF4 version only)

SATA HAT Top board(Optional)

  • 0.91inch OLED
  • One GPIO button
  • PWM controlled 40x40mm FAN

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Metal Case(Optional)

  • Holds up to four 2.5 inch HDDs/SSDs
  • Supports top board
  • Top acrylic cover for OLED display
  • Support fan for HDD heat dispatching air flow
  • One button for powering off and OLED info switch

Quad sata case coke.jpeg

Other hardware needed

  • Proper power adapter(Check power options below for more info)
  • 2.5inch or 3.5inch HDD/SSD
  • Raspberry Pi 4 or ROCK Pi 4 with OS running
  • optional 7+15P SATA cable(For 3.5inch HDD or extending the length)

Model Number

Since the Raspberry Pi 4 changes the form factor(swapping USB and RJ45), we need different USB connection adapter. The ROCK Pi 4 shares form factor with Raspberry Pi 3/3B+. Below is the different model number:

Model Description
DF4 Dual version for Raspberry Pi 4
QF3 Quad version for ROCK Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 3/3B+
QF4 Quad version for Raspberry Pi 4


Pinout for 40PIN GPIO header

Description Function Pin# Pin# Function Description
1 2 VCC5V0_SYS
7 8
9 10
top board key GPIO4_C2 11 12
GPIO4_C6 13 14
15 16 GPIO4_D2 reset OLED
17 18
19 20
21 22 GPIO_RST1 reset SATA1/2
23 24
25 26 ADC_IN0
SDA 27 28 SCL
29 30
31 32
control tb-fan speed PWM_33 33 34
35 36
reset SATA3/4 GPIO_RST2 37 38
39 40

Pinout for 2x5 PHD 2.0mm connector

Function Pin# Pin# Function
GPIO4_D2 5 6 GPIO4_C2
GND 7 8 PWM_33
GND 9 10 NC

Getting Started

Assemble the Kits

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Detail of the HAT board

Quad sata hat ports.jpg

Power Options

Power consumptions for typical disks:

Power Consumption
2.5 HDD 3 ~ 5W
2.5 HDD 5 ~10W

Note: the table above is for reference, check your disk label for the exact power consumption. More info can be found here.

Option 1: Powering from Raspberry Pi/ROCK Pi 40P GPIO header

The Raspberry Pi GPIO +5V can provide up to 1.5A power, the typical SSD is 3W power consumption. So you can drive up to two SSDs directly powering from Raspberry Pi with good 5V/5A USB C power adapter.

The ROCK Pi 4 GPIO +5V can provide up to 4A current. You can drive four SSD/HDD directly if your power adapter can provide > 35W power.

Option 2: Powering from USB C or DC Jack on SATA HAT


For V1.1 hardware revision, we use USB C for the power input on SATA HAT with PD/QC support. Same as option 1, you can choose USB PD power adapter > 35W to driver up to four 2.5inch HDDs and Raspberry PI at the same time. 3.5inch HDD powering is not supported from the USB C port.


For V1.2, we changed the power jack on SATA HAT to 12V DC because the 12V power adapter is much cheaper than USB C PD adapter. Also, users want to power 3.5inch HDD with power adapter instead of ATX PSU. The 12V DC jack is 5.5x2.1mm diameter. You need at least 12V/3A to power four 2.5inch HDD and 12V/5A to power four 3.5inch HDD.

Option 3: Powering from ATX PSU

If you plan to put the SATA HAT in a PC enclosure, then you can use the ATX PSU. Mostly ATX PSU can meet the power requirement. You need a ATX Floppy cable to power the SATA HAT and Raspberry Pi.

Software configuration

Just edit /etc/rockpi-sata.conf, take it effect by below command

sudo systemctl restart rockpi-sata.service


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