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 NVMe 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
- CM4 Lite: If you have a Raspberry Compute Module 4 Lite: As there is no eMMC flash, you can skip this and the following steps.
- Regular CM4 modules: This moving your data procedure is required for making use of your SSD, even if your module is new.
Open your Home Assistant instance and navigate to the storage configuration page using the button below:
Alternatively, you can go to the storage page via Configuration>System>Storage.
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.