Gathering the required items
- Home Assistant Yellow
Additionally, make sure you have the following items
- NVMe M.2 SSD drive
- No. 1 hex screwdriver
Opening the case
Step 1Protecting from ESD
Grounding protects the components from the static electricity that can be naturally present (electrostatic discharge, ESD).
- Always: Touch the working surface before touching electronics.
- Ideally: Use ESD protective equipment, such as ESD table mats and grounding cords.
Step 2Removing the case - bottom part
- Remove the 4 screws on the bottom of the Home Assistant Yellow Kit.
- Keep the thumb screws close by; you will need them again later.
Step 3Removing the case - top part
- Make sure the interfaces are facing towards your left.
- Flip the case over.
- Slightly lift off the enclosure on your left.
- Slide the enclosure off towards your right.
Installing the NVMe drive
- Unscrew the stand-off nut.
Step 2Inserting the drive
- Notice! Do not touch the gold connector pins.
- Carefully hold the NMVe M.2 SSD by the sides.
- Align the notches in the SSD with the ridges in the slot.
- Then, insert at a 30-degree angle.
- Do not force the connection.
Step 3Installing the stand-off nut
- Slide the stand-off nut into the dent at the end of the SSD drive.
- Make sure the thinner end of the nut is on top.
Step 4Attaching the SSD drive to the board
- Press the stand-off nut and the SSD drive against the board.
- While pressing down the drive, turn over the board.
- From the rear side of the board, insert the M2 hex screw.
- Do not over-tighten the screw.
Reassembling your Home Assistant Yellow
- Place the translucent bottom part of the case onto the table.
- Make sure the two round notches form a line pointing towards the top right corner.
Step 2Reassembling - bottom part
- Place the board onto the bottom part of the case.
- Make sure the USB connectors are facing upwards, away from you.
Step 3Reassembling - top part
- Turn the enclosure upside down.
- Then, slide the push buttons into the openings of the case.
Step 4Mounting the case
- Insert the 4 thumb screws.
- Do not over-tighten the screws.
Configuring Home Assistant and moving your data
Step 1Go to the storage configuration page
Step 2Open the Move to Datadisk dialog
- Open the overflow menu by clicking on in the top-right of the screen.
- Select the Move datadisk option
Step 3Moving to datadisk
- Select nvme0n1 and click on MOVE.
- For a small instance of 5 GB (incl. 6 add-ons) this takes about 5 minutes.
Depending on the size of your instance, this may take up to 30 minutes.