HatDrive! NET 1G

NVMe with support for 2230 and 2242 drives + Gigabit Ethernet NIC (RTL8111H). Supports Gen 2 PCIe speeds.
Compatible with Raspberry Pi 5.


Packaging contents

- HatDrive! NET 1G
- 60mm PCIe FPC cable with controlled impedance
- 1 M.2 drive standoff
- 9 M2.5 screws

Assembly instructions

  1. Begin with inserting the FPC ribbon cable into your board. Use the alignment triangle to determine the proper direction, check the picture above for reference.
  2. Insert the NVMe drive using the provided standoffs.
  3. Attach 4 metal standoffs to the board using M2.5 screws.
  4. Insert the PCIe cable into your Pi 5.
  5. Install the board underneath your Pi 5. Please note that the NVMe should not be facing the Pi 5 board. If you install the board incorrectly it will not turn on.
  6. Power on the board, the PWR LED should be now on. If this is not the case please update the firmware on your Pi 5 or enable PCIe (check tutorials below).


No drives are required for NVMe SSDs on the Raspberry Pi 5. We recommend regularly updating the firmware to benefit from constantly improving drive compatibility.

The Ethernet NIC does not require additional drivers on Raspberry Pi OS.

Important Notice: Please be aware that booting from NVMe storage through a PCIe switch is currently not supported. Users planning to utilize NVMe storage should consider this limitation when designing their projects.


HatDrive! NET 1G is compatible with Raspberry Pi 5 and other Single Board Computers with the 16-pin PCIe connector (for instance the Radxa 5C/5C Lite).