Raspberry Pi can work with an external SSD hard drive without having to use an external power supply.


  • Hard Drive Adapter
  • /boot/config.txt Configuration

Hard Drive Adapter

Personally I use the Sabrent USB 3.0 to SSD which costs about £8, but feel free to use whichever one you want.


To ensure there's enough power for the hard drive to work, open the file:


And add the following parameter:


Reboot and you are good to go.