Product ID: PEX8M2E2
Upgrade your system speed and performance with this Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter. It lets you add two high performance, enterprise-class PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSDs (NVMe and AHCI) into the PCIe 8-lane or larger slot of your desktop workstation or server.
The expansion card lets you take full advantage of the fast performance and compact size of PCIe M.2 internal solid-state drives. With the M.2 PCIe based drives in place, the adapter increases your storage capacity and gives your computer a significant speed boost, enhancing data transfer rates.
The dual M.2 to PCIe expansion card employs a high-speed ASM2824 switch, allowing you to access two drives at the same time. Since the adapter card does not rely on PCIe bifurcation, it can easily be integrated into all systems, new and legacy.
The M.2 PCI express adapter also gives you the flexibility to access your M.2 PCIe SSDs individually. Or, you can utilize software RAID to build a RAID array to add redundancy or enhance system performance.
The adapter connects directly to your computer motherboard to support two PCIe M.2 SSDs through a x8 PCIe expansion slot. The adapter is compatible with PCIe 3.0 motherboards and is backward compatible with PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 1.0.
The PCIe M.2 NGFF (M Key) adapter supports PCIe 3.0 NVMe and PCIe-AHCI M.2 SSDs including 2242, 2260, and 2280 drives, supporting the most common drive sizes: 42, 60, and 80 mm lengths.
The expansion card comes with a full-profile bracket pre-installed, and includes a half-height / low-profile bracket, for installation in small form-factor computers.
Vented brackets on the PCIe M.2 NGFF SSD adapter card increases air flow to assist in heat dissipation.
The TAA compliant PEX8M2E2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||2 - Drive Connectors||M.2 (PCIe, M-Key, AHCI/NVMe, NGFF)|
|1 - Host Connectors||PCI Express x8|
|2 - Other Interface(s)||IDC (2 pin, Motherboard Header)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)|
|Humidity||15% ~ 90% RH|
|Hardware||Supported Drive Height(s)||2242|
|Interface||PCI Express x8|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Number of Drives||2|
|Drive Size||22m - M.2 NGFF|
|Compatible Drive Types||M.2 (PCIe, AHCI, M-Key, NGFF)|
|M.2 (PCIe, AHCI, M-Key, NGFF)|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM2824|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||1.6 in [40.0 mm]|
|Package Length||8.5 in [217.0 mm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||7.1 oz [201.0 g]|
|Package Width||6.2 in [157.0 mm]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||PCI Express 3.0 (8 Gbps)|
|Hardware Raid Supported||No|
|Hot Swap Capability||No|
|Insertion Rating||60 cycles|
|Physical Characteristics||Product Height||2.7 in [6.9 cm]|
|Product Length||6.3 in [15.9 cm]|
|Weight of Product||3.1 oz [88 g]|
|Product Width||0.6 in [1.6 cm]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements||Note||NVMe SSDs require drivers provided by the manufacture of the drive or may be natively provided by the OS (Windows®️ 8 and later - Mac OS 10.10.3 and later). Earlier OS versions do not have native NVMe support.|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||x8 PCI Express to Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter|
|Full-Profile Bracket (Pre-installed)|
|2 - Included in Package||SSD Standoff and Installation Screws|
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