It’s Learned Some New Tricks
It’s a sadly familiar story, the world’s favourite tiny PC has limited supplies to sell to those who want one. The Raspberry Pi 5 has launched, but only those who pre-ordered one have any chance of seeing one in the near future. The head of the company does offer some good news, stating production is going better than expected and that some 4GB and 8GB models should hit the shelves before the end of the year. If you are hoping to get your hands on one quickly Eben Upton’s advice is to order it now, as they will be fulfilling direct orders before releasing stock to your favourite store.
The $80 Pi 5, powered by a 2.4GHz, quad-core Cortex-A76, does offer an interesting new feature for those that want to play with the new PCIe slot found on the board. If you clone a working microSD install onto an NVMe drive, you can stick that drive on a PCIe adapter and with a bit of tweaking your Raspberry Pi 5 will boot from that SSD. This adds a significant boost in speed and reliability to your little system. You can see how to accomplish this over at Hackaday.