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Dual-Slot Drive Enclosure for M.2 SATA SSDs - USB 3.1 (10Gbps) - RAID

Turn two M.2 SATA drives into ultra-fast, portable storage with RAID for increased performance or redundancy

Product ID: SM22BU31C3R

  • Maximize the performance of your M.2 (NGFF) SATA drives with USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) connectivity
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD and SPAN (BIG) for optimal performance, capacity and redundancy
  • Supports all common M.2 SATA SSDs, and enables you to mount multiple drive lengths: 30 mm (2230), 42 mm (2242), 60 mm (2260) and 80 mm (2280)
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  • Not compatible with M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs
  • Add fast, portable external storage to your USB-C or USB-A enabled laptop, tablet, smartphone or desktop computer
  • Supports SSD TRIM to prolong drive lifespan and performance
  • Solid aluminum enclosure with SATA I, II, III (up to 6Gbps) support
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port
  • Backward compatible with USB Gen 1 (USB 3.0), USB 2.0, USB 1.x
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Overview

This dual M.2 SATA enclosure with RAID makes it easy to add ultra-fast, portable external storage to your USB-C™ or USB-A enabled laptop, tablet, smartphone or desktop computer. Its multiple RAID modes provide increased capacity, improved performance, or data redundancy.

Access your external data at greater speeds

Quickly access, transfer, and backup your files wherever you go. This dual-slot M.2 RAID enclosure enables you to easily access your data by creating a high-performance, ultra-portable storage solution using two M.2 (NGFF) SATA SSDs. It’s ideal for creative professionals, such as photographers and videographers, as well as professionals in corporate, educational and government sectors who need fast access to important data files, while out in the field or back at the office.

The RAID enclosure enables you to leverage the speed of your M.2 (NGFF) SATA drives by taking advantage of USB 3.1 Gen 2, with data transfer rates of up to 10Gbps. It ensures easy access to your files for data migration and data backups so that you can safeguard important data at all times.

Increase performance and data redundancy

With multiple RAID options, the M.2 RAID enclosure enables you to gain increased storage size, performance, or redundancy. You can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing your files are continually backed up, or take advantage of greater speed and capacity offered by a combined solution. The enclosure supports RAID 0, RAID 1, Spanning, and JBOD, enabling you to choose your preferred backup mode. It also supports SSD TRIM to prolong drive lifespan and performance.

Make your data more portable

The dual M.2 SATA enclosure provides a highly portable storage solution. With its compact design, you can tuck it away inside your laptop bag or carrying case and take it anywhere - to the office, the lab, or for mobile use, so that you can access your data wherever you go. Engineered with a solid aluminum housing, the dual-slot M.2 SATA enclosure helps to safeguard your data wherever you go.

The M.2 SATA RAID enclosure is powered directly from the USB port on your device, so no external power is required. It comes with two USB cables (USB-C to Micro-B and USB-A to Micro-B) for flexible use with the latest laptops and tablets equipped with a USB-Type C™ port as well as legacy devices. The enclosure is OS independent, with no additional software or driver installation required, and is compatiIt’s also compatible with a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port. 

 The SM22BU31C3R includes all required drive installation tools and hardware and is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Professionals in a wide range of industries, from corporate to medical fields, can take advantage of high-speed data access for their USB-C or USB-A enabled laptop, tablet, smartphone or desktop computer

Mobile professionals can utilize two M.2 (NGFF) SATA SSDs to access, transfer and backup files with faster speeds over USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps)

Re-use or re-purpose M.2 SATA drives to expand PC storage or to back up data

Ideal for protecting drives against dust and other potential hazards

Access drives for data recovery, backup, or repair

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 2
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1352R
Compatible Drive Types M.2 SATA (NGFF, B-Key)
Drive Installation Fixed
Drive Size 22mm - M.2 SATA
Fan(s) No
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Number of Drives 2
Supported Drive Height(s) 2230
2242
2260
2280
Performance
4Kn Support Yes
General Specifications Not compatible with M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs
Max Drive Capacity 2 TB
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10 Gbps
MTBF 35,000
Port Multiplier Yes
RAID Yes
Supported RAID Modes RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
BIG (Spanning or Concatenation)
JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
TRIM Support Yes
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 2 - M.2 SATA (67 pin, NGFF) Slot Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.1 USB Type Micro-B (10 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Male
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 2 - Read / Write (green)
2 - Error / Rebuilt (red)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 0% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Max Drive Height 3.1 in [80 mm]
Product Height 0.6 in [15 mm]
Product Length 3.9 in [100 mm]
Product Weight 3.4 oz [96 g]
Product Width 3.1 in [80 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 6.9 oz [195 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - M.2 SATA enclosure
1 - USB-C to Micro-B cable - 18.5 inches
1 - USB-A to Micro-B cable - 18.5 inches
2 - housing assembly screws
2 - sets of M.2 mounting hardware
1 - screwdriver
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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(5 stars) Super Fast True USB 3.1 compact External Enclosure

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Using XPS 8930, 2xM.2 SSDs in RAID 0, got True 3.1 speeds write over 300MB/sec, read over 400MB/sec with large files. Excellent compact Enclosure! Powered by the USB 3.1 port even.
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(5 stars) What a speed demon!

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I tested this enclosure with two (2) 128GB m.2 sata drives configured with RAID 0 and it is quite fast! Comes with USB-A or USB-C cables and does not require an external power source. It has a solid aluminum enclosure so it survives the travels of a road warrior! This is now a part of my daily tool kit. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(5 stars) Great speeds

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This unit delivers as advertised. Speeds on both Raid 1 and JBOD were great. Just put the drives in, configure the dip switches and plug into your computer. I like the fact it comes with both USB A and USB C cables. It also comes with a small screwdriver so you have everything you need right out of the box. Great little unit for transferring data around or for backups. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(4 stars) Fast, simple

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This Enclosure will not disappoint for speed. I install 2 drives of equal size and was impress with the speeds used. I configured the drives to work in JBOD mode and it was effortless and worked incredibly fast. The simple configuration for the dip switches makes setup very simple and easy. The case construction is built well, in fact the tolerances for the case size made the hardest part getting into it to set up the drives. I had a hard time getting it open but once it was open everything else was smooth sailing. I think if you are looking to have incredible speed for an external drive this is a nice small and slim way to do it, Overall this does not disappoint at all. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(5 stars) Great Storage Device

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I am very happy with the performance. I set it up with a Raid 1 config for portable storage. The data transfer speeds were adequate. The aluminum case is sturdy and can handle being in the bottom of my laptop bag.
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(4 stars) FAST!

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Add drives, flip a couple switches, press a button and it's ready. Easy to assemble, and incredibly fast (especially with RAID0). With dual WD Blue M.2 500GB drives, RAID0, and 66GB folder of files ranging in size up to 4GB): Win10/USB3.0/NTFS: Sustained transfer rates of 325MB/sec. Mac Journaled/USB-C/Macbook(touchbar): 530MB/sec. I've got all my own tools, but assembled the device using the supplied parts, for review purposes. Critiques: a) Nice that a small screwdriver was included, but the screws for the drives are so small that the driver should be magnetic to make it easier to get the screws in place without dropping them, or if the user has a hard time handling tiny screws! b) If you're going to include a small screwdriver, then a small (even plastic) wrench/nut driver should be included too, since the brass fittings have to be moved to mount the drives depending on the length. c) The brass fittings should be at the farthest hole on the board by default, since the most common length for new m.2 drives places the notch at that point. Apart from speed, major positives: a) includes USB-C and standard USB adapter cables. b) Easy to assemble and configure RAID choice. c) Works with just one drive as well. c) Board slides in easily and with the cover screwed on, there's no rattling. d) LED indicators for both drives. e) RAID config is 3 DIP switches and a button, dead simple. Love this little box! I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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