3-Port M.2 SSD (NGFF) Adapter Card - 1 x PCIe (NVMe) M.2, 2 x SATA III M.2 - PCIe 3.0
Mount both PCIe (NVMe) and SATA based M.2 SSDs inside your computer using this PCI Express adapter card
Product ID: PEXM2SAT32N1
- Expand the storage and improve the performance of your computer, with slots for two M.2 SATA SSDs and one M.2 PCIe SSD
- Supports PCI Express 3.0 (x4), ideal for a high-performance M.2 PCIe SSD (NVMe)
- SATA slots feature a passthrough design, so your drives can connect to the SATA ports on your host PC
This 3-port M.2 SSD adapter card is one of the only cards that supports both PCIe and SATA-based M.2 SSDs (solid-state drives). It’s a versatile way to expand the overall storage capacity of your desktop PC or server. Plus, because it supports a high-speed PCIe M.2 drive, you can increase the speed and performance of your computer.
Increase the storage of your desktop PC
If you need a simple and discreet way to expand your computer’s storage, then this card can help. The card provides a platform for adding up to three M.2 SSDs to virtually any computer that has a PCIe slot. It supports common M.2 SATA SSDs, as well as newer high-performance M.2 PCIe drives. Now, you have a simple and effective way to expand the storage of your computer, regardless of the M.2 drive types you are using.
Optimize your computer’s performance
When you couple this card with a PCI Express based M.2 drive, you can give your computer’s performance a noticeable speed boost. With support for PCI Express 3.0 (up to approximately 40Gbps), you can install the latest high-performance M.2 PCIe SSDs inside your computer. With faster performance, you can get more work done in less time.
Peace of mind, with simple and cost-effective data recovery
Due to their performance and size advantages, M.2 drives are commonly used in laptops. If your laptop has failed, but its M.2 drive is still functional, then this card can help with data recovery. Once the M.2 drive is installed and the data recovery is complete, you can continue to use the drive for storage and backup purposes.
Leverage the size and speed of M.2 drives
This M.2 card lets you take advantage of the size and performance benefits of NGFF M.2 SSDs. M.2 drives are smaller than typical platter drives or mSATA-based SSDs, so you can install them in small form-factor PCs and servers, or in tighter areas within your computer case.
Supports a wide range of drives
You can rest assured that your M.2 SSDs are compatible with the adapter card. It supports the most common drive sizes, including, 2280, 2260, 2242 and 2230.
The PEXM2SAT32N1 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Increase the internal storage capacity of your standard or small form-factor computer
Access and recover data from almost any M.2 SSD, such as drives pulled from laptops and other computers
Optimize your system for I/O intensive applications such as office suites, photo and video editing, and media players
Install the card as a vital hardware component when upgrading or building your computer
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Industry Standards||Serial ATA 3.0 specification - SATA I/II/III (1.5/3/6Gbps)|
|PCI Express 3.0|
|Port Style||Integrated on Card|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - PCI Express x4 Male|
|Internal Ports||2 - M.2 SATA (NGFF, B-Key) Receptacle|
|1 - M.2 (NGFF, M-Key, PCIe x4) Receptacle|
|2 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Plug|
|OS Compatibility||OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required
Note: When installed in a compatible operating system, the card is natively supported and doesn’t require any additional drivers or software. However, your operating system must natively support PCIe SSDs (NVMe - Non-Volatile Memory Express).
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. If used with PCI Express Gen 1.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 2.5Gbps per lane. If used with PCI Express Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5Gbps per lane.|
|System and Cable Requirements||A computer enabled with PCI Express (PCIe), and an available PCI Express x4, x8, or x16 slot|
|One or two SATA host ports on the host computer (for example, the SATA controller card, or the motherboard SATA ports inside of your computer)|
|An operating system that natively supports PCIe SSDs (NVMe), such as:
- Windows® 7 and later
- Mac OS 10.10.3 and later
|LED Indicators||3 - M.2 drive status/activity|
|1 - Power|
|Humidity||20%~80% RH (Non-condensing)|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)|
|Product Height||120 mm [4.7 in]|
|Product Length||120 mm [4.7 in]|
|Product Weight||65 g [2.3 oz]|
|Product Width||20 mm [0.8 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||122 g [4.3 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - 3-port M.2 NGFF SSD adapter card|
|1 - low-profile bracket|
|3 - M.2 mounting screws|
|3 - M.2 mounting standoffs|
|3 - M.2 mounting nuts|
|1 - screwdriver|
|1 - quick-start guide|
Connect a PCIe M.2 SSD (NVMe or AHCI) to your computer through PCI Express for ultra-fast data access
Add two Next Generation Form Factor M.2 SSDs and two SATA ports to your computer through PCI Express
Enhance your system by mounting four M.2 SATA-based SSDs into one 3.5” drive bay
Add two Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) M.2 SATA SSDs to your computer through PCI Express
2-Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with 2 mSATA Slots and HyperDuo SSD Tiering
Combine SSD performance with HDD capacity to create a HyperDuo array with 2 x mSATA and 2 x SATA drives through a single PCI Express slot
Add 1 internal mSATA slot and 3 internal SATA III (6Gbps) ports to a computer through a PCI Express x2 slot
Add 4 Internal SATA III (6Gbps) ports to a computer through a PCI Express x2 slot
Turn your solid state drive into an ultra-portable pocket drive
Convert an M.2 SSD into a 7mm high 2.5in SATA 6Gbps Open Frame SSD
Turn your M.2 SATA drive into an ultra-fast, ultra-portable storage solution for USB-C enabled devices
This high quality SATA cable is designed for connecting SATA drives even in tight spaces.
Latching SATA connectors, for securely fastened hard drive installations.
Make a left-angled connection to your SATA drive, for installation in tight spaces
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
Both SATA and PCI Express M.2 hard drives can be used with this device, but the drives must be placed in specific slots. For more information about where to place drives in this device, refer to the product manual.
This device does not support the ATA Packet Interface (ATAPI) protocol. ATAPI is required for optical drives, including CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM drives, and Blu-ray players. Because this device does not support ATAPI, optical drives are also not supported over any IDE, SATA, or eSATA connections.
For a list of products that do support ATAPI, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_controllers_atapi_support.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.