Raspberry Pi Setup Guide - Step 4

IMPORTANT: If you have not already set up the operating system on the SSD, then please go here and complete STEP 3.

Step 4 - Connect the SSD to the Raspberry Pi 4, along with power and ethernet cable (if using) and power it on

If you are using a Raspberry Pi 4, connect the SSD to one of the free USB 3.0 ports on the the Raspbery Pi 4:

If you have a case where the SSD is inside it, such as the 'Argon M.2 One', then use the provided U-shaped USB dongle to connect the SSD to the lower USB 3.0 port on the Raspberry Pi 4.

Next, connect an Ethernet cable, unless you are using wifi. Using an Ethernet cable is the preferred method. Plug one end of the cable into the Gigabit Ethernet port on the Raspberry Pi, and plug the other end into a free port on the back of your router.

Finally, connect the power supply to the USB-C power port, and power it on.

IMPORTANT: It is highly recommended that you use a Genuine Raspberry Pi 4 PSU. Third-party power supplies can sometimes have voltage issues, and have been known to cause problems.

The Raspberry Pi should now boot from the SSD. The first time you do this, the operating system will need to configure itself and it will take a few minutes to complete.

NEXT: STEP 5 - Connect to the Raspberry Pi from your Mac or Windows PC

To proceed to Step 5, click Windows or Mac depending on your system.

To return to the One Page Setup, click here.

DigiFact # 66 - Did you know...
For a protocol upgrade to take place, over 70% of the network must agree and be in consensus that the upgrade will take place. This occurs by "signaling" support for it when blocks are mined, over the course of a 1-week period.

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