I purchased a DeskPi Pro case for an RPi4, about a week ago. Wanting to use the internal SSD tray (that also facilitates the use of an m.2 SSD), I assembled the case with a Samsung EVO 860 SSD drive. I had been using this SSD to boot an RPi4 for several months, using a generic SSD/USB adapter cable I purchased from Amazon. It worked perfectly. However after assembling the Desk Pi and configuring the Raspbian OS, downloaded last week, the Pi will not boot from the internal SSD.
I’ve researched the matter for several hours and it would appear that this is a known issue, which I honestly thought had been fixed. It seems that the JMicron SATA controller doesn’t play well with others, and there are many reports of DeskPi Pro customers having the exact same issue. There’s a fellow named Kevin Feng, who apparently works for 52Pi, and posted a 52+ minute YouTube video with instructions for getting this case to work with SSD…but that procedure doesn’t work, and a whole bunch of people have reported as much in the comment section of his video:
Seeed Studios’ product page also shows people having the same problem with the SATA controller. However in the YouTube comments on the video I linked to, Mr. Feng makes reference to them (52Pi) having a new controller that the company will provide to get this working. I’ve sent a couple of email inquiries to them on their web page, and have tried their “live chat” feature several times. There’s no one home.
So I’m curious to know whether or not anyone else has had experience with this product? DigiKey stock shows 39 units, and Christoph from Tech Support tells me that they were apparently all stocked at the same time–so I’m wondering if ALL of these would have the same (apparently) dodgy SATA controller?
Thanks in advance.
Green Bay, WI