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 1

Protecting 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 2

Removing 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 3

Removing 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

Step 1

Preparation
  • Unscrew the stand-off nut.

Step 2

Inserting 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 3

Installing 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 4

Attaching 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

Step 1

Preparation
  • 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 2

Reassembling - bottom part
  • Place the board onto the bottom part of the case.
  • Make sure the USB connectors are facing upwards, away from you.

Step 3

Reassembling - top part
  • Turn the enclosure upside down.
  • Then, slide the push buttons into the openings of the case.

Step 4

Mounting the case
  • Insert the 4 thumb screws.
  • Do not over-tighten the screws.

Configuring Home Assistant and moving your data

Step 1

Go to the storage configuration page
  • Open your Home Assistant instance and navigate to the storage configuration page using the button below:

    Open your Home Assistant instance and show storage information.

    Alternatively, you can go to the storage page via Configuration>System>Storage.

Step 2

Open 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 3

Moving 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.