I purchased 2x QUAD SATA hats for the rPi4. I’ve been struggling with the SATA drives randomly dropping out (not visible on lsblk) on boot or after a period of time. On browsing the forums, I noticed that there have been some issues with solder bridges on some of the SATA pins, so I took macro photos of both of my boards. On close inspection, I noticed that both of the boards I have purchased have one or more solder bridges. I have confirmed these bridges using a continuity test with a multimeter.
Am I just unfortunate to have both boards purchased to have these issues?
Unfortunately, my soldering skills are not good enough to be able to fix these bridges and they are rendering the product useless…
For reference, my order number is Order #6195-ON