You can upgrade the storage in your Raspberry Pi 4 with an NVMe drive. These drives usually plug into a PCIe lane which gives them a potential throughput of over 3000M/s for read and write access.

Yes I can hear you shouting already from Hacker News, Twitter and Reddit, so before we get into the tutorial, let’s start off with a disclaimer:

The Raspberry Pi 4 itself will not be able to achieve its full potential with the NVMe, but it will have two advantages over your SD card — reliability and sheer speed. Buying an NVMe and its associated adapter isn’t much more expensive than an older M2 drive, and you will now have that in your parts box if you need to repurpose it later (see my note on the CM4). …

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