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USB to M.2 SATA Converter for Raspberry Pi and Development Boards

Connect an M.2 SATA drive to your development board, to increase data storage capacity

Product ID: PIB2M21

  • Add an M.2 SATA SSD drive to your Raspberry Pi development board to increase data storage
  • M.2 SATA drives (including 2230, 2242, 2260 and 2280 drive heights)
  • USB 2.0 with data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps
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  • OS independent with no device driver installation required
  • Includes USB cable and mounting accessories for Raspberry Pi
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Overview

Increase the data storage capacity of your Raspberry Pi or other development board, by connecting it directly to an M.2 NGFF SATA SSD. Perfect for custom projects and applications, this USB to M.2 SATA converter supports all models of Raspberry Pi as well as other development boards.

Add storage capacity to your development board

This convenient USB 2.0 to M.2 SATA converter lets you overcome data storage limitations of your development board by enabling you to connect an M.2 SATA drive through your board’s USB-A port.

A convenient integrated solution

The USB to M.2 SATA converter integrates seamlessly with your existing development board. It’s the perfect addition for development-board based applications such as surveillance, media players and servers, digital signage and IoT/automation solutions. It enables you to utilize your M.2 SATA drives with your dev board, and take advantage of the small form factor of M.2 SATA which makes it ideal for applications with space limitations.

Easy to install

Compatible with M.2 SATA drives (2230, 2242, 2260, and 2280), the converter is easy to install and doesn’t require any device driver installation. It comes with a USB cable and all mounting accessories, including standoffs, so integrating it with your Raspberry Pi is fast and easy.

StarTech.com provides industry-leading support to get you up and running quickly. The PIB2M21 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Note:
This converter works with M.2 SATA SSDs only. To see which type of M.2 drive you have, simply look at the number of notches (or keys) on the drive end that connects with the M.2 socket. SATA-based M.2 drives have two notches (an M key and a B key), while PCIe-based M.2 drives have just one notch (an M key).

Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

Applications

Increase data storage for Raspberry Pi and other development boards to create custom applications

Develop solutions for business applications such as surveillance, media applications such as news boards, simple servers to host a website or video, and IoT/automation solutions such as lighting and temperature control

Create custom development-board based applications for home use

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID Renesas/NEC - µPD720231A
Compatible Drive Types M.2 SATA (NGFF, B-Key)
Drive Size 22m - M.2 NGFF
Interface USB 2.0
Number of Drives 1
Supported Drive Height(s) 2230
2242
2260
2280
Performance
MTBF 5,839,751 hrs
Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - M.2 SATA (NGFF, B-Key)
Host Connectors 1 - USB Micro-B (5 pin)
Other Interface(s) 1 - USB Micro-B (5 pin) (Power)
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Activity
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
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 3.1 in [80 mm]
Product Height 0.4 in [11 mm]
Product Length 3.5 in [88 mm]
Product Weight 0.8 oz [21.8 g]
Product Width 2.2 in [56 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.2 lb [0.1 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB to M.2 SATA converter
1 - USB-A to Micro-B cable
1 - set of converter-mounting hardware
1 - set of drive-mounting hardware
1 - quick-start guide

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive controller card, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables

  • Hard drives

  • Hard drive controller card

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:

  1. To open the Device Manager, press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (for IDE) section, or the Storage controllers (for SATA) section.

  2. Do one of the following:

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.

  1. To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.

  2. If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive does not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.

USB to M.2 SATA Converter for Raspberry Pi and Development Boards

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