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Argon One M.2 Case for Raspberry Pi 4 Adds SATA Support, Full-Sized HDMI Ports

Yesterday, we noted that DeskPi Pro Raspberry Pi 4 case offered an interesting alternative to Argon One enclosure thanks to support for 2.5-inch SATA SSD/HDD, full-sized HDMI ports, and a PWM fan.

What I did not know at the time was that Argon40 had worked on an improved version of their case with Argon One M.2 case also offering full-sized HDMI ports, support for M.2 SATA SSD storage, and a software-controlled fan.
Argon One M.2 case key features and specifications:

Once the Raspberry Pi 4 is housed inside the case, you’ll get Gigabit Ethernet, WiFI 5, and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as the two USB 2.0 ports, and two USB 3.0 ports from the SBC. All ports can be found on the rear panel for more convenient cable management. If you want to enable the M.2 SATA SSD, you’ll lose one of the USB 3.0 ports since the adapter needs to be connected. That’s the same design as for the DeskPi case.

You can control power & fan settings by software by following instructions in the wiki. Compared to DeskPi Pro, Argon One M.2 case is more compact and costs a little less since it’s up for pre-order for $45 against $55 for the DeskPi Pro enclosure. However, the latter ships with a power supply, and you would have to consider the cost of using an M.2 SATA drive instead of a 2.5-inch SSD/HDD.

Thanks to Simon for the tip.

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