VP4600 Hardware Overview

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The VP4600 is the second model of the Protectli Vault Pro (VP) series. The Vault Pro series is characterized by implementation of newer technologies than the original FW series. The VP4600 family includes 10th Generation Intel CPUs, dual bank DDR4-2666 memory, Intel I225 2.5G Ethernet NICs, M.2 NVMe Storage, Display Port, USB C with Display Port, Micro USB console port, and support for M.2 PCIe WiFI and LTE modules.

Video tutorials for installing components can be found in the “Video Tutorials” section of this article.

Internal View

The annotated photo below shows the location of the various components and the connectors.

VP4600 Internal

VP4600 Front View          


VP4600 Rear View   



There are currently 3 options for the CPU. They are VP4630, Intel 10th Generation Core i3-10110U (64 bit, 2.1 GHz Base, 4.1 GHz Turbo, 4MB Cache) VP4650, i5-10210U (64 bit, 1.6 GHz Base, 4.2 GHz Turbo, 6 MB Cache) and VP4670, i7-10810U (64 bit, 1.1 GHz Base, 4.9 GHz Turbo, 12 MB Cache)


The VP4600 series uses low voltage DDR4-2666 memory with capacity up to 64GB. There are 2 SO-DIMM sockets which support dual channel mode, but only 1 module needs to be inserted for the system to function. If only using one memory module, it can be placed in either the top or bottom slot. Compatible memory can be found at this link.


The VP4600 series supports M.2 NVMe storage. It supports current industry standard sizes of 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB. The same M.2 slot can also support an M.2 SATA module. Compatible drives can be found at this link.

eMMC Storage

The VP4600 series has an onboard, 16 GB eMMC module. It is suitable for installing a small Operating System (OS), or a recovery OS.


There are SATA data and power connectors for mounting an optional 2.5″ SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) on the inside of the bottom cover. The Vault comes with the SATA data and power cables, and a 2.5″ mounting bracket included.


The VP4600 provides an M.2 socket for an optional WiFi module.

The Antennas can be mounted to the chassis via the pre-drilled chassis holes on the front or rear panel.

A compatible 802.11ac WiFi module that is available from Protectli at this link.


The VP4600 provides an M.2 socket for an optional 4G or 5G LTE module.

The Antennas can be mounted to the chassis via the pre-drilled chassis holes on the front or rear panel.

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

The VP4600 provides a polarized header for an optional TPM. The TPM is available from Protectli at this link.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The VP4600 provides a header for an optional PoE Module. The module supports 802.3af and can provide PoE to 4 Ethernet ports.

Headers / Connectors

The VP4600 has a few internal headers and connectors that are available for additional customization or use.

There is a 2 pin CMOS reset header. When issuing a CMOS reset, unplug power from the unit and short the 2 pins for about 15 seconds.

When powering back on, the BIOS will be reset to the original settings.

There is a 4 pin fan header.

Front Panel Header

The front panel header is a standard computer header used for connecting indicator lights or buttons.  A pinout of the header can be found below. front panel header

USB Header

This USB header supports 2 USB ports.  The pinout is below. usb header

Video Tutorials


Installing Memory and Storage


Installing the Protectli TPM

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