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 were 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 For some data on power use and performance, see here. 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 PS 1 (2.70W) will work without issues, even under heavy load. Recommended over PS 2, as PS 2 will incur an additional 80% performance penalty. APSTE shows enabled but drive does not support it. No
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 Intel 760p M.2 128 GB SSDPEKKW128G8 good Firmware Revision 004C PS 0: 9.00W
PS 1: 4.60W
PS 2: 3.80W
PS 3: 0.045W
PS 4: 0.004W
APSTE: disabled by default with 4.4 kernel (mrfixit Debian), enabled by default with 5.6 kernel (Manjaro KDE)
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 CSSD-F120GBMP300 good PS 0: 3.00W
PS 1: 2.00W
PS 2: 2.00W
PS 3: 0.1W
PS 4: 0.005W
APSTE Disabled by default
2280 Silicon Power P34A60 256 GB SPCC M.2 PCIe SSD detected ASIN B07ZH6QR8Q "Silicon Power PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD 256GB Gen3x4" / PCIe A60 PS 0: 6.77W
PS 1: 5.71W
PS 2: 5.19W
APSTE Enabled by default
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 Booted successfully 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 fail 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 - fail 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 NE512 good APST enabled
Power states N/A
2230 Kioxia BG4 256GBTB 256 GB KBG40ZNS256G good APST enabled by default
Power states
PS 0: 3.60W
PS 1: 2.60W
PS 2: 2.20W
PS 3: 0.005W
PS 4: 0.005W
2280 Patriot P300 256 GB P300P256GM28US good Booted successfully with / on NVMe and /boot on eMMC (Armbian Buster) APSTE disabled by default
PS 0: 4.50W
PS 1: 2.70W
PS 2: 2.16W
PS 3: 0.07W
PS 4: 0.002W

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-C Hub Totu 8-in-1 058f:8468, 2109:0817 USB3, 1a40:0801, 2109:2817 USB2, bda:8153 RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Network, USB, Card Reader, Power Good, HDMI Not Working Amazon Smile [1]
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 fail, card reader fail
5-1 USB-C hub from aliexpress 05e3:0626 hub HDMI, Network, USB-3, USB-C PD good Might need changing orientation or USB-C cable
Yubikey original Yubico 1050:0010 good
4 Port USB 3 NIC Delock 62966 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 Wifi Dongle TP-Link TL-WN725N 0bda:8179 good RTL8188EUS, Driver=rtl8188eu from MrFixit stock Debian, works better than internal Broadcom, but signal still not great,
USB Wifi Dongle Shenzhen Dudes Tech #8541553244 0bda:c811 mixed plug/play on stock Armbian Buster with driver rtl8821cu; could not get operating driver built on MrFixit Debian or Manjaro KDE Plasma. Works 2x+ better than internal Broadcom on Armbian.
USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Pluggable USB 3.0 to Ethernet Gigabit (ASIX AX88179 chipset) 0b95:1790 good
USB-C combo hub from Amazon 0c76:161f 0c45:6321 2109:0813 1a40:0101 good Everything works: AltMode DP, Ethernet, SD card, USB-A and C, and charging using the stock Debian, and Ubuntu.
USB Drawing tablet XP Pen G430s 28bd:0913 good Hardware works, with qemu usermode and some hacks it should be possible to use the official configuration software (runs but does not work on my setup for unrelated reasons) but it may also be able to be configured using more standard methods

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 up to 1080p30, audio works
USB-C to HDMI adapter Choetech HUB-H06 good Advertises support for 4K@60Hz, tested up to 1080p@60Hz, worked in both Debian and Manjaro 2020-04-04
USB-C to HDMI adapter generic good Tested up to 4k60
USB-C to DP Adapter OrxnQ 04b4:5210 good Advertises support for 4K@60Hz, tested up to 1080p. Only FullHD resolutions available on Debian.
USB-C HDMI adapter (DP-alt mode) QGeeM good Manjaro 2020-01-25
USB-C combo hub (HDMI, network, card slots, USB ports) generic fail
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 fail
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 (fail). 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 fail, 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 good, (HDMI & SD card untested). Video tested good 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 good, SD/TF Reader fail Default Debian
USB-C 3.0 Multi-Port Hub (HDMI, USB 3.0 x 1, USB-C charge only) Linden LITCAD17 HDMI and USB good, Power Port fail 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. Only FullHD resolutions available on Debian.
USB-C to HDMI adapter MHL TH002 good Tested at 1080p@60
USB-C combo hub (USB-C power, HDMI, 2xUSB, 1xUSB-C(no power)) Baseus good
USB-C Travel Dock with DP ALT-MODE Targus DOCK411-A 0835:2a01 (BILLBOARD DEVICE) 0bda:8153 (RTL8153 GbE Adapter) GbE: works, HDMI: works, USB3.0 port: works, VGA: unknown HDMI@1080p@60Hz: works OK, HDMI@4K@30Hz: works but buggy. GbE is only picked up when the USB C is plugged in with one certain side facing upwards. It is not detected the other way around. (Sounds weird, but reproduced it multiple times.)
USB-C to DP adapter MediaGearPro AC0011 2109:0100 (USB 2.0 BILLBOARD) DP: works Only 1080p@60Hz is available, 4K resolutions not possible in contrast to what the manufacturer claims.
USB-C to DP cable Generic on ebay good but with issues Had some wonky framerates when tested on a 144hz monitor, 60hz mode was actually sent as ~48hz, 120hz mode was actually sent at ~112hz and 144hz mode was actually sent at ~120hz
USB-C Dock 6-in-1 HDMI Ugreen 50771 HDMI: works, Ethernet: works, 3x USB: works, USB-PD: works Tested on Manjaro 2020/03/18 Works USB-C PD Chargers provided they can do 5V3A, works with 5V3A USB-C Raspberry Pi 4 power supply (Doesn't work with 5V2A USB-C). No HDMI Audio.
USB-C to DP cable CHOETECH V-XCP-0012BK good

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 Mouse Technet MGS479 good
Bluetooth Speaker Ivation Acoustix good Use audio sink profile
Headphone Sony WH-1000XM2 good* Needs pulseaudio-module-bluetooth. *Recording untested.
Bluetooth Headphone COWIN SE7 Noise Cancelling Headphones good Pairs and plays audio with stock Debian OS. More detail here.
USB charging cable - - good 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 speeds
SD Card Sandisk Ultra 400GB good Works fine as a storage extension. Mounted for pictures, etc.
Printer HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775 good* Using hplip-gui: via USB and WiFi. *Only print function tested.