Pinebook Pro Hardware Accessory Compatibility

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Pinebook Pro accessories - by type

This page was started in the early days when not all accessories/peripherals have been working

NVMe SSD drives

Note that only PCIe type M.2 drives will work. Any SATA or USB type M.2 card will NOT work.

Type Make/Model Size Hardware IDs Result Notes Power options
Active only
2242 Toshiba OCZ RC 100 240 GB RC100-M22242-240G good
2242 Lexar NM520 256 GB LNM520-256RBNA good PS 0: 3.05W
PS 1: 2.44W
PS 2: 2.02W
No. See workaround.
2280 XPS SX8200 512 GB ASX8200PNP-512GT-C good Performed these steps for physical installation. Currently rooting from drive.
2280 Intel 660p M.2 512 GB SSDPEKNW512G8X1 good
2280 Intel 660p M.2 1 TB SSDPEKNW010T8X1 good PS 0: 4.00W
PS 1: 3.00W
PS 2: 2.20W
APSTE Disabled by default
2280 Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250 GB MZ-V7S250BW fail Tested on Manjaro-ARM as root drive. Limited to PS 2 and Volatile Write Cache off gives the most stable results, but it will still hang on a hdparm test.
2280 Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500 GB MZ-V7S500 fail too power hungry? PS 0: 6.2W
PS 1: 4.3W
PS 2: 2.1W
2280 Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB MZ-V7E1T0BW fail too power hungry?
2280 Corsair MP300 120 GB good
2280 Silicon Power P34A60 256 GB ??? fail Isn't detected
2280 Sabrent Rocket 256 GB SB-ROCKET-256 good no
2242 Sabrent Rocket Nano 512 GB SB-1342-512 good No touchpad issues, didn't trim NVME adapter board.
(Might be too power hungry. More testing needed.)
2280 MyDigitalSSD SBXe 960 GB good APST enabled
Power states N/A
2280 HP SSD EX900 250GB good no low-power modes available
2280 WD BLUE SN550 1TB WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 good Successed for boot from NVMe (Bionic MATE) PS 0: 3.50W
PS 1: 2.70W
PS 2: 1.90W
APSTE Disabled by default
2280 WD Blue SN500 500GB WDS500G1B0C bad Works OK on power state 2 (2.5W), but hangs the system whenever there is intense IO (peak draw) on the drive
2242 WD PC SN520 256GB - bad Power LED Flashes. Nothing else happens.
2280 WD BLACK SN750 250GB WDS250G3X0C-00SJG0 good No touchpad issues, didn't trim NVME adapter board. APSTE disabled by default
PS 0: 5.00W
PS 1: 3.50W
PS 2: 3.00W
2242 KingSpec NE-512 512 GB good APST enabled
Power states N/A

USB hardware

Type Make/Model Hardware IDs Result Notes
USB-2 SDHC reader Sandisk MobileMate+ 0781:b2b3 good
USB-3 SDHC/CF reader Transcend TS-RDF8K 8564:4000 good
USB-3 combo hub (network, card slots, usb ports) generic 05e3:0610 hub, 0bda:8153 gigE, 05e3:0743 card reader network good, usb ports good, card reader good
USB-C combo hub (network, card slots, usb ports) generic 05e3:0612 hub, 0bda:8153 realtek gigE network good, usb ports bad, card reader bad
5-1 USB-C hub from aliexpress 05e3:0626 hub HDMI, Network, USB-3, USB-C PD work might need changing orientation or USB-C cable
Yubikey original Yubico 1050:0010 good
4 Port USB 3 NIC Delock 62966 All good 4 individually controllable Gigabit Ethernet Ports. Consider using it with own power supply
USB-2 Fast Ethernet adapter Realtek RTL8152 0bda:8152 good
USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Pluggable USB 3.0 to Ethernet Gigabit (ASIX AX88179 chipset) 0b95:1790 good

USB C alternate mode DP

Note that only USB C alternate mode Display Port will pass video. Any HDMI, DVI or VGA port must be converted internally by the device from Display Port. Or the device won't work for video.

Type Make/Model Hardware IDs Result Notes
USB-C to HDMI adapter 201018 Cable Matters good tested to 1080p30, audio works
USB-C to HDMI adapter generic good tested to 4k60
USB-C to DP Adapter OrxnQ good Upto 4K@60Hz, tested to 1080p
USB-C HDMI adapter (DP-alt mode) QGeeM Good Manjaro 2020-01-25
USB-C combo hub (HDMI, network, card slots, USB ports) generic all bad
USB-C combo hub (HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, card slots, USB 2 & 3 Powlaken 05e3:0610 0bda:8153 USB, Power, Ethernet and SD good, HDMI and VGA don't work
USB-C Dock (HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, microSD/SD card slots, 2 USB 3 Ports, 1 USB-C Port, USB-Power Passthru Digitus DA-70865 USB, Ethernet and MicroSD/SD good, video crashes System. Tested on Manjaro w/ Kernel 5.5. You have to turn the USB-C connector upside down for it to work. Video seems to be a driver issue.
USB-C Dock (HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, microSD/SD card slots, 2 USB 3 Ports, 1 USB-C Port, USB-Power pass-through) generic Ethernet and MicroSD/SD good, USB bad, video up to 1080p.
USB-C Dock (DP, HDMI, 1Gbps Ethernet, SD card slot, 2 USB 3 Ports, USB-C power in port goFanco DP, Ethernet & USB working, (HDMI & SD card un-tested). Video tested to 1080p Tested on default Debian
USB-C Dock (HDMI, USB 3.0 x 2, USB-C PD Pass Thru Power Port Up to 100W, SD/TF Card Reader Hiearcool 7-in-1 HDMI, USB, Power Port OK, SD/TF Reader=No Default Debian
USB-C 3.0 Multi-Port Hub (HDMI, USB 3.0 x 1, USB-C charge only) Linden LITCAD17 HDMI OK, USB OK, Power Port NO Default Debian & ayufan Ubuntu
USB-C to DP adapter Nekteck 04b4:5210 good Shows up as "Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Billboard Device" in lsusb and dmesg output. Works in latest Manjaro (as of January 26, 2020) with no issues.

Other hardware

Type Make/Model Hardware IDs Result Notes
Bluetooth Mouse HP Z5000 E5C13AA good
Bluetooth Mouse Logitech Triathlon M720 good
Bluetooth Mouse Logitech Ultra-Thin Touch Mouse good detects battery level as "keyboard"
Bluetooth Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 good
Bluetooth Mouse Logitech M535 910-004432 good
Bluetooth Mouse Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse RJN-00002 good
Bluetooth Mouse Fenifox low profile MX106-Black good
Bluetooth Speaker Ivation Acoustix good audio sink profile
Headphone Sony WH-1000XM2 just tested playback, good Needs pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
USB charging cable - - charges got the cable a while back so may not be identical to current product
USB Audio & Bluetooth Headset Sony SBH90C good Works well connected via USB Type-C and Bluetooth.
SD Card Samsung Evo Select 512GB MB-ME512GA/AM good
SD Card Samsung Evo Plus 64GB good hdparm tested 44MBps read speads
SD Card Sandisk Ultra 400GB good Works fine as a storage extension. Mounted for pictures, etc.