The SM2NGFFMBU33 external USB 3.0 to M.2 (NGFF) enclosure turns your SATA M.2 solid state drive into a portable, high speed USB 3.0 drive.
Get higher external performance by using an M.2 SSD in place of a platter drive, harnessing the full potential of your USB 3.0 computer system. The enclosure supports UASP, enabling you to achieve transfer speeds up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-enabled host computer.
This slim, pocket-sized SSD enclosure has been specifically engineered for mobility. The enclosure features a lightweight yet durable design, which fits easily into your pocket or laptop bag. For further convenience, the enclosure is powered entirely using the USB host bus and requires no external power adapter.
Durable aluminum construction helps to ensure your drive won't be damaged while you're on the move. Plus, to maximize heat dissipation the enclosure features specially engineered ventilation holes which help maintain a cooler operating environment for optimal performance and a longer life span for your drive.
For wide compatibility with all of the common M.2 solid state drives, the enclosure can mount multiple drive heights including: 2242, 2260, and 2280.
The M.2 enclosure is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Improved Performance with UASP
UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.
At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.
Product SKU STC00079 Model SM2NGFFMBU33 Condition New Features
WARRANTY INFORMATION Warranty 2 Years HARDWARE Bus Type USB 3.0 Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1153E Compatible Drive Types M.2 (SATA, B-Key, NGFF) M.2 SATA (NGFF, B+M-Key) Drive Installation Fixed Interface USB 3.0 Number of Drives 1 PERFORMANCE 4Kn Support Yes General Specifications Not compatible with M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps TRIM Support No Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s SATA III (6 Gbps) UASP Support Yes CONNECTOR(S) Drive Connectors 1 - M.2 (SATA, B-Key, NGFF) Receptacle Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Female SOFTWARE OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required SPECIAL NOTES / REQUIREMENTS Note Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions do not support TRIM with USB to SATA devices. POWER Power Source USB-Powered ENVIRONMENTAL Humidity 5% to 95% RH Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F) Storage Temperature -10°C to 85°C (14°F to 185°F) PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Color Black Enclosure Type Aluminum Product Height 0.6 in [1.5 cm] Product Length 3.9 in [10 cm] Product Width 1.4 in [35 mm] Weight of Product 1.8 oz [50 g] PACKAGING INFORMATION Package Height 1.2 in [31 mm] Package Length 5.2 in [13.1 cm] Package Width 6.4 in [16.3 cm] Shipping (Package) Weight 4.4 oz [125 g] WHAT'S IN THE BOX Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 to M.2 NGFF SSD Enclosure 1 - USB 3.0 Cable 1 - SSD screw kit 1 - Mini screw driver 1 - Instruction manual Warranty 2 Year Warranty