Dual M.2 SATA Adapter with RAID

Install two M.2 SSDs into a 2.5” bay to create high-performance storage with configurable RAID

Product ID: 25S22M2NGFFR

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  • Install two M.2 NGFF SSDs into a single 2.5” SATA bay and build a powerful RAID array
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, spanning, or JBOD
  • Add M.2 SSD performance to any computer system by converting M.2 to SATA
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Boost your system performance by enhancing the capacity, speed and security of your data storage. This two-drive M.2 to SATA adapter lets you install two M.2 solid-state drives in a single 2.5” drive bay and configure a powerful RAID array.

Build a RAID array to enhance system performance

The dual M.2 to SATA adapter supports multiple RAID modes (RAID 0, 1, BIG) helping you to achieve greater SSD capacity or data redundancy, depending on your selected RAID mode. The SSD adapter also supports non-RAID operation (JBOD) when paired with a port-multiplying SATA controller, so both drives can be used independent of one another.

Maximize file transfer speeds

The dual SSD adapter lets you utilize the full potential of your SATA III controller. Using M.2 SSDs in place of a platter drive reduces your data transfer bottlenecks and gives you file transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps. M.2 SSDs also save you money by reducing your power consumption over regular platter drives.

The M.2 NGFF SATA RAID adapter also provides TRIM support to enhance the stability and performance of your M.2 NGFF SSDs.

Get dependable drive protection

The M.2 to SATA adapter features an enclosed housing that helps protect your NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) SSD. The added protection gives you peace of mind when you are using your M.2 drives in applications that require an added level of durability such as hot-swap drive bays, or external SATA docking stations.

The 25S22M2NGFFR is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Add data redundancy to your system, by adding a mirrored SSD (RAID 1)
  • Increase the storage capacity of your system by adding an additional SSD in a RAID array (RAID 0/BIG)
  • Turn two unused M.2 drives into a regular 2.5in SATA solid-state drive
  • Retrieve/backup data from an M.2 (NGFF) drive using a standard SATA computer
  • Use M.2 drives in any 2.5 in. SATA application

Partner Numbers

  • Exertis 0010069873
  • Ingram Micro UK V933641
  • CMS Distribution V234563
  • UPC 065030863315

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Host Connectors 2 - M.2 (SATA, B-Key, NGFF)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 85°C (14°F to 185°F)
Humidity 5% ~ 95% RH
Hardware Interface SATA
Supported Drive Height(s) 2230
Number of Drives 2
Drive Size 22m - M.2 NGFF
Compatible Drive Types M.2 (SATA, B-Key, NGFF)
Drive Installation Fixed
Supported Drive Height(s) 2242
2260
2280
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1092R
Indicators LED Indicators 2 - Drive Error
Packaging Information Package Height 31 mm [1.2 in]
Package Length 16.5 cm [6.5 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.3 lb]
Package Width 13.1 cm [5.2 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 6Gbps
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Port Multiplier Yes
Hardware Raid Supported Yes
Supported RAID Modes RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
BIG (Spanning or Concatenation)
General Specifications Not compatible with M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs
In order to see multiple drives in JBOD mode, your computer’s SATA controller must also support Port Multiplier.
MTBF 500000
Physical Characteristics Color Black & Silver
Material Steel and Plastic
Product Length 9.9 cm [3.9 in]
Product Width 70 mm [2.8 in]
Product Height 0.8 cm [0.3 in]
Weight of Product 55 g [1.9 oz]
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - dual M.2 NGFF SATA RAID adapter
2 - M.2 drive mount hardware
4 - screws
1 - mini screwdriver
1 - quick start guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Although M.2 SSDs come in similar form factors, only an M.2 SATA drive with an NGFF B key will operate with this device. M.2 drives that are PCIe or have a different key position are not compatible with this device.

This device can adapt an M.2 SATA drive to standard SATA connections, which is not possible for a PCIe based M.2 drive. The key type refers to the connector type on the M.2 SATA drive. B key can be M.2 PCIe x2 or SATA, so it is important that you check the specifications of the drive to see if it supports SATA.

Note: Not all StarTech.com devices support each of the RAID modes described below. For more information on the RAID modes that your device supports, refer to the manual or the StarTech.com product page.

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a virtual disk technology that combines multiple physical drives into one unit. RAID can create redundancy, improve performance, or do both.

RAID should not be considered a replacement for backing up your data. If critical data is going onto a RAID array, it should be backed up to another physical drive or logical set of drives.

The following are terms that are normally used in connection with RAID:

  • Striping: data is split between multiple disks.
  • Mirroring: data is mirrored between multiple disks.
  • Parity: also referred to as a checksum. Parity is a calculated value used to mathematically rebuild data.

Different RAID levels exist for different application requirements.

Refer to the following table for the list of RAID modes offered by some StarTech.com products:

RAID mode Description Operation Advantages Disadvantages Recovery
RAID 0 Striped disks Data is split evenly between two or more disks. Large size and the fastest speed. No redundancy. If one or more drives fails, this results in array failure.
RAID 1 Mirrored disks Two or more drives have identical data on them. A single drive failure will not result in data loss. Speed and size is limited by the slowest and smallest disk. Only one drive is needed for recovery.
RAID 3 Striped set with dedicated parity Data is split evenly between two or more disks, plus a dedicated drive for parity storage. High speeds for sequential read/write operations. Poor performance for multiple simultaneous instructions. A single drive failure will rebuild.
RAID 5 Striped disks with distributed parity Data is split evenly between three or more disks. Parity is split between disks. Large size, fast speed, and redundancy. The total array size is reduced by parity. A single drive failure will rebuild.
RAID 10 1+0; Striped set of Mirrored Subset Four or more drives are made into two mirrors that are striped. Larger size and higher speed than RAID-1, and more redundancy than RAID-0. No parity. Only one drive in a mirrored set can fail.
JBOD Just a Bunch Of Disks Any number of drives are accessed independently by the operating system. Software RAID modes can be used. Hardware RAID may have better performance. N/A
Big Spanning or Concatenation Data is written on one drive until it is full, and then the next drive(s) until it or they are full. Creates a very large and simple array.

No redundancy.

N/A
Clone RAID 1 + Spare

Two drives have identical data, plus one drive is used for rebuilding in case of a primary array failure.

Seamless operation when one drive fails in a RAID-1 array. Spare drive is not accessible to the user. Only one drive is needed for recovery.

 

Troubleshooting

In order to rebuild a RAID array, you need to replace a physical drive with an identical drive on the same RAID controller. Although standard RAID levels are generally agreed upon throughout the industry, the implementation varies between manufacturers. RAID arrays are typically not accessible when they are moved to another controller, and data may be unrecoverable if the drives are out of order or have been formatted or accessed by another RAID controller.

If a RAID controller has failed, you should get the exact same model of RAID controller.  

Note: If a drive or drives were damaged, it is possible that the RAID array may be permanently unrecoverable.

RAID should not be considered a replacement for backing up your data. If critical data is going onto a RAID array, you should back up the data on another physical drive or logical set of drives.

Rebuild a RAID array

With the following RAID modes, recovery is possible using the same StarTech.com product. Refer to the following table for the appropriate method to use to recover your RAID array.

RAID mode Max # of failed drives Procedure
RAID 1 Only one drive is needed for recovery.
  1. Determine which drive is operational by using the RAID management utility (if available) or test each drive individually on a different hard drive controller (for example, a hard drive docking station or SATA controller).

  2. Replace the failed drive with an identical hard drive.

The array will rebuild and is accessible during the rebuilding process.

RAID 3 Single drive failure will rebuild.
  1. Determine which drive is defective by using the RAID management utility (if available) or with diagnosis LEDs on the controller or enclosure.

  2. Replace with an identical hard drive.

Note: Do not change the order of the drives.

  1. The array may be accessible during the rebuild, but you should let the controller rebuild without interruption so that performance is not compromised.

RAID 5 Single drive failure will rebuild.
  1. Determine which drive is defective by using the RAID management utility (if available) or with diagnosis LEDs on the controller or enclosure.

  2. Replace with an identical hard drive.

Note: Do not change the order of the drives.

  1. The array may be accessible during the rebuild, but you should let the controller rebuild without interruption so that performance is not compromised.

RAID 10 Only one drive in a mirrored set can fail.
  1. Determine which drive is defective by using the RAID management utility (if available) or with diagnosis LEDs on the controller or enclosure.

  2. Replace with an identical hard drive.

Note: Do not change the order of the drives.

  1. The array may be accessible during the rebuild, but you should let the controller rebuild without interruption so that performance is not compromised.

 

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Safety Measures

  • 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.

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