A Raspberry Pi is a great device for a bunch of projects. As a server for your home automation project, a 3D printer controller, a simple NAS or a media center, the possibilities are limited by your imagination only. Nonetheless does a Raspberry Pi, even in the newest generation 3, have its limitations.

While the 1GB of memory and the computing power of four cores with 1200 MHz (3B) or 1400 Mhz (3B+) are excellent for such a small device, the storage - typically an SD card - may become a bottleneck for your application, especially when using a cheap SD card. But can an SSD over USB 2.0 improve this? Let's find out.