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x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter

Connect a PCIe M.2 SSD (NVMe or AHCI) to your computer through PCI Express for ultra-fast data access

Product ID: PEX4M2E1

  • Boost system speed and performance by adding a PCIe M.2 SSD to your PC
  • Supports PCIe M.2 SSDs (NVMe and AHCI): 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 drives
  • Compatible with PCIe 3.0 motherboards, and backward compatible with PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 1.0
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  • Fast and easy setup with native OS support
  • Installs into x4, x8 or x16 PCIe slots
  • Equipped with a full-profile bracket, and includes a half-height/low-profile bracket for installation in small form-factor computers
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Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Compatible Drive Types M.2 (PCIe, AHCI, M-Key, NGFF)
M.2 (PCIe, NVMe, M-Key, NGFF)
Drive Installation Fixed
Drive Size 22m - M.2 NGFF
Interface PCI Express x4
Number of Drives 1
Supported Drive Height(s) 2242
2260
2280
22110
Performance
Hot Swap Capability No
Type and Rate PCI Express 3.0 (8 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - M.2 (PCIe, M-Key, AHCI/NVMe, NGFF)
Host Connectors 1 - PCI Express x4 Male
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Pin header on board for drive LED connection
Environmental
Humidity 15% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Red
Max Drive Height 4.3 in [110 mm]
Product Height 7.2 in [18.4 cm]
Product Length 7 in [17.9 cm]
Product Width 4.8 in [12.1 cm]
Weight of Product 1.7 oz [47 g]
Packaging Information
Package Height 1.8 in [46 mm]
Package Length 6.3 in [15.9 cm]
Package Width 8.6 in [21.9 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 5.3 oz [151 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - x4 PCI Express® to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter
1 - low-profile bracket
1 - full-profile bracket (pre-installed)
1 - SSD standoff and installation screw
1 - quick start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter

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(1 star) dell wont boot from this

By: shawtamim
dell i7 990 will not see it in the bois and will not boot winodow 10. no drivers from Startech
Comment Helpful? Yes - 0 No - 1 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Matt, Customer Support
We’re sorry to hear our PEX4M2E1 is not working properly in your setup. This card is a pass-through adapter that allows an NVMe SSD to connect directly to the PCI Express bus of a computer which is why there are no drivers needed for the card. To boot to an SSD connected to this adapter you would need to make sure your computer can support booting to NVMe SSDs. If you require assistance we would be happy to help look into this for you. Please contact us at www.startech.com/support where our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.

(5 stars) Fast, and easy to use

By: Nick_185
Install is simple, and the box included the necessary screws. Used a Samsung 850 EVO m.2. Win10 picked it up right away. This thing is plenty fast on the older ASUS motherboard I am using (son's computer). He is plenty happy at the speed difference over his old SATA drive, and even over the old SATA SSD we had in there. Though I can't say that I had time to do any detailed measurements, he was talking about it all day, telling his friends how much faster the computer was, etc. and the only change was adding this adapter with the m.2 drive mounted on it. I just ordered another one for myself and am going to tinker around with Linux and an HP Mini Server (low-profile bracket was in the adapter box too!). I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(1 star) Undetected

By: AAK70
Windows SBS2011 and Server 2012 unable to see NVMe as a secondary drive with this controller. Provided steps are useless and complicated. Both controllers are going back. Startech should put more effort to assist customers with this product instead of suggesting to follow 20 steps to get it working.
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Response from StarTech.com:
Sam, Customer Support
Thank you for your feedback on PEX4M2E1. We apologize that is hasn't worked for you yet. Since NVMe drives are natively supported by Windows Server 2012, however, SBS 2011 may require a driver to be installed to enable support since it is based on Server 2008 R2 and lacks native support. Please remember that we have Technical Advisors available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support. You can reach one by going to www.startech.com/support. We'd be happy to help with any troubleshooting needed to get our products in working order.

(5 stars) A great adapter

By: Belala
I bought this adapter couple of months ago and my experience with this: easy to use in Windows 7 x64 with an 6 years old mainboard. Thanks to this I have a great performance SSD now in my system.
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(1 star) Doesn't work with windows 7

By: Max Holmes
Even though this claims it has native os support it would not install my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 box. With no drivers listed on the website or a disc in the box it came in to try and install it manually this is a waste of my time and money. Normally Startech makes good products. if you're using Windows 7 best that you pass this one up.
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Response from StarTech.com:
Nick, Customer Support
Thank you for your feedback on our PEX4M2E1. This card does have native support in any operating system that supports M.2 NVMe drives. Windows 7 does not natively support this drive type and needs a patch from Microsoft in order to use M.2 NVMe drives. Please refer to our FAQ on this topic for more information: https://www.startech.com/faq/NVMe_drive_Windows_7_hotfix#PEX4M2E1 If you still have issues with this card please do not hesitate to contact us for support. One of our Technical Advisors would be happy to help! https://www.startech.com/support