The USB 3.0 to M.2 External Enclosure (NGFF), model SM2NGFFMBU33, converts a SATA M.2 Solid State Drive into a high-speed USB 3.0 portable drive.
Get superior external performance by using an M.2 SSD drive, rather than a conventional drive, and take full advantage of the potential of a USB 3.0 computer system. The box is UASP compliant, allowing transfer speeds up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-equipped host computer.
This slim, pocket-sized SSD enclosure has been specifically designed for mobility. The case has a lightweight, yet highly durable design that allows it to be easily carried in a pocket or laptop bag. For added benefit, the box is fully powered by the host USB bus and requires no external power adapter.
Durable aluminum construction ensures the unit will not be damaged by taking it with you when traveling or on the move. In addition, for maximum heat dissipation, the case is designed with specially designed ventilation holes, which help maintain a cooler operating environment for optimal performance and longer drive durability.
maximize heat dissipation with ventilation holes specially engineered to increase air flow
For widest compatibility with the most common M.2 SSD drives, the enclosure supports various drive heights, including: 2242, 2260, and 2280.
Improved performance with UASP
UASP support on Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or higher) and Linux. In tests, UASP performed with 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed, in contrast to the peak performance of conventional USB 3.0.
UASP Speed Diagram
At the same full performance capabilities, UASP tests also show an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
UASP Speed Diagram
Test results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a StarTech.com box with available UASP, as well as a SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD).
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Take it along with your laptop as a mobile external storage solution
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