M.2 SSD Enclosure for M.2 SATA Drives - USB 3.1 (10Gbps) - USB-C

Portable M.2 SATA to USB Adapter | Attached USB-C Cable

Product ID: SM21BMU31CI3

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  • Turn your SATA M.2 SSD into external storage for your USB-C laptop, tablet or desktop computer
  • Ultra-fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 data connection for M.2 SATA drives
  • Compact solid aluminum design (4x2x1.5” / 11x5x1.4 cm) with ventilation and attached braided cable
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Add high-performance external data storage to your USB-C laptop, tablet or desktop computer, with this SATA M.2 SSD enclosure. It lets you use your SATA M.2 drive as an ultra-fast external storage solution over a USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection. It’s ideal for your MacBook, Dell XPS, Chromebook Pixel or other USB Type-C device.

Truly Portable

The compact M.2 SATA to USB adapter is easily portable and gives you high-speed access to your data, wherever you go. The integrated USB-C cable (6"/15.2 cm), means you’re always ready to plug it in, without having to remember to bring along a cable.  

Durable Aluminum Design

The sturdy aluminum and plastic enclosure encases your  M.2 SATA SSD and features built-in ventilation that improve heat dissipation to help keep your drive at a suitable operating temperature. 

Use your M.2 SATA Drive for External Storage

Easily use your M.2 SATA drive as external data storage. This M.2 NGFF SSD enclosure provides a simple connection to your M.2 SATA SSD over USB 3.1 Gen 2. You can transfer files quickly, without bottlenecks, using a SATA M.2 SSD as your external drive.  

Broad Compatibility

The enclosure supports common M.2 SATA SSDs and multiple drive lengths, including:  42 mm (2242), 60 mm (2260), and 80 mm (2280). The USB to M.2 SATA enclosure works with USB-C host devices and is also compatible with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. 

SM21BMU31CI3 is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support. 

Applications

  • Ideal for mobile workers needing high-speed access to external data
  • Repurpose an M.2 SATA SSD as a USB 3.1 Gen 2 external drive
  • Transfer files faster by using a SATA M.2 SSD as your external drive

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Italy V934769
  • Tech Data - Italy 5501836
  • UPC 065030883047

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors M.2 (SATA, B-Key, NGFF)
1 - Host Connectors USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Humidity 20% ~ 80% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 2
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 22mm - M.2 SATA
Compatible Drive Types M.2 (SATA, B-Key, NGFF)
Drive Installation Fixed
Compatible Drive Types M.2 SATA (NGFF, B+M-Key)
Supported Drive Height(s) 2242
2260
2280
Chipset ID JMicron - JMS580
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power & Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 30.0 mm [1.2 in]
Package Length 17.5 cm [6.9 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 188.0 g [6.6 oz]
Package Width 14.5 cm [5.7 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 6 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
TRIM Support Yes
MTBF 50,000 hours
General Specifications Not compatible with M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs
Physical Characteristics Product Height 13.0 mm [0.5 in]
Product Length 11.0 cm [4.3 in]
Weight of Product 105.0 g [3.7 oz]
Product Width 50.0 mm [2.0 in]
Color Black
Material Aluminum
Cable Length 16 cm [6.3 in]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements Note Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions do not support TRIM with USB to SATA devices.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package M.2 SATA Enclosure with Integrated USB-C Cable
Screwdriver
4 - Included in Package Assembly Screws
1 - Included in Package Set of Drive-Mounting Hardware
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Frequently Asked Questions

Hard Drives

Windows 10 

Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).

Initialize a drive

Note: You typically only need to initialize a drive if the drive is new. If you cannot find an uninitialized drive in Disk Management, skip the following steps and try to partition your device.

  1. Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.

  2. Navigate to Disk Management.

  3. When prompted to, initialize your disk(s). If you are running Windows® 7 or later and are using a drive larger than 2TB, initialize the disk(s) with GPT. If you are running an earlier version of Windows, initialize the disk(s) with MBR. For more information, visit the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=hard-drives#mbr-vs-gpt.

  4. Click OK.

Create a partition in a drive

Note: The following steps create an NTFS partition that uses the entire drive space. To use a different file system, select a different option in step 6.

  1. Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.

  2. In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.

  3. Select Primary partition.

  4. Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.

  5. Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.

  6. Enter the following settings to format the partition:

  • In the File System field, enter NTFS.
  • Set the Allocation unit size to Default.
  • In the Volume label field, enter <your name/reference>.
  • Select the Perform a quick format check box.
  • Clear the Enable file and folder compression check box.
  1. Click Next > Finish.

The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.

Mac OS

Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, HFS+, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).

Initialize a drive

Mac OSX detects a drive that needs to be initialized and automatically prompts you to initialize the drive. If you are prompted to initialize the drive, click Initialize. If you are not prompted to initialize the drive and you cannot find the drive in Finder, you will need to create a partition on the drive.

Create a partition on a drive

Note: The following steps create an HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) partition that uses the entire drive space.

To create a partition on a new drive, complete the following:

  1. Open Finder.

  2. Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.

  3. Open Disk Utility.

  4. Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.

  5. Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.

  6. Enter a name for the partition.

  7. Click Partition.

The drive should now be accessible in Finder.

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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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By: BLT40 - 11/15/2020
My Old HP Laptop died . Took out my old 500 Gig SSD and popped it in this Enclosure worked perfect , Took only about 3 minutes to install it. Nice and fast speeds. Well worth the money to be able to reuse my old laptop SSD. 5 stars.
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