DeskPi Pro Raspberry Pi 4 Case Features a 2.5" SATA Drive Bay

DeskPi Pro Raspberry Pi Case
(Image credit: Seeed Studio)

Looking for a little more storage on your Raspberry Pi? This case, known as the DeskPi Pro, is designed for the Raspberry Pi 4 and comes with a built-in 2.5" HDD/SSD drive bay.

It includes additional ports on the side as well as a couple of cooling options. Users can opt to make use of a PWM Fan to better control the temperature of the Raspberry Pi.

The ports have been rearranged in the name of user-friendliness. Additional inputs have been added to the front panel including two new USB ports and an extra MicroSD card slot. The case also has a reset and safe shutdown button that can be used to power down the Pi.

DeskPi Pro Raspberry Pi Case

(Image credit: Seeed Studio)

To help with passive cooling, the case features an aluminum design intended to dissipate heat while not hampering Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It also comes with an ICE Tower Cooler for more active cooling.

If you want to get your hands on this case, you're in luck. It's currently available to pre-order on the Seeed Studio website for $54.99. The new case is expected to be available on October 15th, 2020.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer at Tom's Hardware US. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting.

  • deesider
    Seems like a great product idea. Probably worth the cost given the combination of excellent cooling and ssd attachment.
  • nated
    Can we get a confirmation on UASP support? I assume this is the case, but it's not listed in the specs anywhere.
  • Matt_ogu812
    Another Pi Case to make the crowded field even more confusing when it comes time to choose
    which is the better one.:confused_old:
  • ecereb
    DeskPi Pro Raspberry Pi 4 Case - a beautiful and robust case. Many features including large heatsink, full sized HDMI ports.

    One problem: I instilled a Pi 4 8g an SSD, and everything worked on the test bench. However, when I went to install the DeskPi in the media room, the monitors would not connect. Everything I tried didn't work. I then took it back to the test bench with the monitor, etc. and it worked. The monitor is a DVI with an adapter. I then tried a different Pi 4 and the media room monitors worked.

    The long and short of it is, the DeskPi Pro cannot function with cables longer than 6 ft. Also, HDMI to VGA converters don't with the case. Multiple monitor HDMI switch boxes also don't work.