USB-C 10Gbps to M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure - Portable External M.2 NGFF PCIe Aluminum Case - 1GB/s Read/Write - Supports 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 - TB3 Compatible - Mac & PC
External NVMe Enclosure | Thunderbolt™ 3 Compatible | USB-C Cable Included
Product ID: M2E1BMU31C
- HIGH PERFORMANCE: M.2 NVMe STORAGE: USB-C storage for your PCIe M.2 SSD. This enclosure features USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) with UASP support & PCIe 3.0 for read/write data transfer speeds up to 1GB/s.
- DURABLE & PORTABLE: Aluminum housing protects the M.2 NGFF SSD and features ventilation holes for heat dissipation to ensure consistency at all performance levels. Ideal for data backup and recovery.
- BROAD DRIVE COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with M-Key PCI Express drives sized 2230/2242/2260/2280 including Samsung 950/960/970, Kingston, Seagate, Western Digital (WD), HP, and Intel SSD drives.
This compact M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure for PCIe SSDs is a highly portable, high-performance data storage solution for your USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 enabled devices.
Leverage the high speeds of your M.2 NVMe drive, with this external SSD enclosure. It delivers USB 3.1 Gen 2 read/write speeds up to 10Gbps, which is nearly twice the capability of traditional M.2 SATA enclosures and USB 3.1 Gen 1. NVMe allows users to take full advantage of the throughput available to USB 3.1 Gen 2, which would not be possible with a SATA drive.
This fan-less aluminum enclosure features ventilation holes for maximum heat dissipation, ensuring your drive operates noiselessly at an optimal temperature to preserve performance.
This slim, pocket-sized enclosure for PCIe based NVMe is specially designed for mobility, with a small form-factor design that fits easily into your laptop bag. Its lightweight, yet durable aluminum housing helps to ensure your drive won’t be damaged while you’re on the move.
The M.2 NVMe enclosure works with tablets, laptops, desktop computers and hosts that are equipped with USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. It's also backward compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1, making it a convenient solution for the office or other workplace environments.
Additionally, the enclosure supports plug-and-play installation, making it the perfect accessory for professionals on the go.
M2E1BMU31C is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- Create a portable, high-performance storage solution
- Access your NVMe drive externally with ultra-fast transfer speeds
- Superior speeds are ideal for data-migration related tasks
- Ideal for professionals who require high-speed data access
- Perfect for data recovery, backup or repair
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|Bus Type||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM2362|
|Compatible Drive Types||M.2 (PCIe, NVMe, M-Key, NGFF)|
|Drive Size||22 mm - M.2 NVMe|
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Supported Drive Height(s)||2230|
|General Specifications||Not compatible with M.2 SATA or AHCI based SSDs|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||10 Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|NVMe (PCIe Gen 3)|
|Host Connectors||1 - M.2 (PCIe, M-Key, NVMe, NGFF)|
|1 - USB 3.1 USB Type C (10 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female|
|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 storage devices.|
|LED Indicators||1 - Power & Activity|
|Humidity||Operation Humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH
Storage Humidity: 5% ~ 95% RH
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 65°C (14°F to 149°F)|
|Material||Aluminum and Plastic|
|Product Height||1.3 cm [0.5 in]|
|Product Length||10.8 cm [4.3 in]|
|Product Width||40 mm [1.6 in]|
|Weight of Product||65 g [2.3 oz]|
|Package Height||35 mm [1.4 in]|
|Package Length||15.4 cm [6.1 in]|
|Package Width||10.6 cm [4.2 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.2 kg [0.3 lb]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - Drive Enclosure|
|1 - Set of M.2 Mounting Hardware (Installed)|
|1 - Screwdriver|
|1 - USB-C to USB-C Cable (50 cm)|
|1 - Quick-Start Guide|
Add the fast performance of an M.2 NVMe SSD to your desktop computer or server by converting the drive through a U.2 (SFF-8639) compatible interface on your motherboard
Add high-performance enterprise-class storage to your PC or server, by connecting a 2.5” PCIe U.2 SSD
Mount a 2.5" U.2 NVMe SSD into your desktop computer or server, using an available PCIe expansion slot
Mount both PCIe (NVMe) and SATA based M.2 SSDs inside your computer using this PCI Express adapter card
Add U.2 PCIe NVMe SSD performance to your desktop computer or server, by connecting a U.2 SSD to an M.2 PCIe x4 host interface
Connect a PCIe M.2 SSD (NVMe or AHCI) to your computer through PCI Express for ultra-fast data access
Turn your solid state drive into an ultra-portable pocket drive
Turn your M.2 SATA drive into an ultra-fast, ultra-portable storage solution for USB-C enabled devices
Turn two M.2 SATA drives into ultra-fast, portable storage with RAID for increased performance or redundancy
Connect a USB Type-C device to your laptop or desktop computer with reduced clutter
USB-A to USB-C™ Cable | USB-IF Certified | USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
Connect your USB Type-C devices, with reduced clutter
Connect your USB Type-C devices
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
Yes, this device supports the TRIM command. If the OS issues a TRIM command, the command will be passed to the connected device.
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.
Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.
Navigate to Disk Management.
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.
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.
Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.
In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.
Select Primary partition.
Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.
Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.
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.
- Click Next > Finish.
The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.
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:
Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.
Open Disk Utility.
Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.
Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.
Enter a name for the partition.
The drive should now be accessible in Finder.
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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.