With latest Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, the Raspberry Foundation added NVMe SSD support via M.2 (PCIe 2.0) interface. Jeff Geerling tested 3 piece M.2 SSD RAID array which is another example how Compute Module 4 is a milestone in IoT applications.
SSD/eMMC benchmark scores for Compute Module 4
With the debut of Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 and ModBerry 500 CM4 from TECHBASE, another addition came to Industrial Controllers and Edge Automation. New module carried the likelihood to associate NVMe SSD module by means of M.2 slot utilizing PCIe 2.0 interface.
Common test of storage for Raspberry Pi is a solution from James A. Chambers’ blog found here: https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi-4-usb-boot-config-guide-for-ssd-flash-drives/?amp=1. Following test steps allows you to benchmark storage performance and shows a score based on registered storage parameters.
Storage test scores for Compute Module 4
We took our ModBerry 500 CM4 device, utililizing latest Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 and carried two test:
- eMMC built-in standard Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
- selected NVMe SSD via M.2 slot
Both eMMC and SSD drive perfomed really well, achieving very high benchmark score: 5078 for eMMC and unbelivable 13807 for NVM. SSD. For direct comparison, you can check some tests performed by over 20.000 users of this benchmark here: https://jamesachambers.com/2020s-fastest-raspberry-pi-4-storage-sd-ssd-benchmarks/?amp
More benchmark scores can be found here: https://storage.jamesachambers.com/
Order next batch of Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 devices
TECHBASE’s ModBerry industrial computer series has received an update to Compute Module 4 and is available for pre-orders. TECHBASE is leading manufacturer of Industrial Raspberry Pi and Industrial Compute Module solutions. ModBerry 500 series is fully compatible with all releases of Compute Module from Rasbperry Pi foundation.
Main features of updated device are:
- up to 4x faster eMMC Flash with up to 32GB storage
- up to 2x faster performance than previous CM3 version with quad-core Cortex-A72 4×1.5GHz
- up to 8x more RAM (8GB LPDDR4)
- 1Gbit Ethernet interface
- optional PCIe card support for NVMe SSD drive (via M.2)
- optional second PCIe support for wireless modem solutions, e.g. 5G modems
First batch of ModBerry 500 CM4 devices has already been shipped, we are gathering orders for next batch. Hurry up to get your devices quickly!