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Dual-Slot M.2 Drive to SATA Adapter for 2.5" Drive Bay - RAID

Create high-performance storage with configurable RAID, by installing two M.2 SATA SSDs into a 2.5” SATA interface

Product ID: S322M225R

  • Install two M.2 SSD drives into a single 2.5” drive bay
  • Multiple RAID modes supported: RAID 0, 1, spanning, or JBOD
  • Open-frame steel mounting bracket with 2.5” SATA form factor housing
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  • Supports 7 mm or larger 2.5" SATA bays
  • Supports B key M.2 SATA SSDs - full-length M.2 drives (2230, 2242, 2260, 2280)
  • Not compatible with M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs
  • Supports SATA I, II and III (up to 6Gbps)
  • TRIM support to enhance the stability and performance of your M.2 NGFF SSDs
  • SMART support
  • Easy to install with all necessary hardware included
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Overview

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 SATA drives instead of a SATA platter drive, in a single 2.5” drive bay, and increase your storage options by configuring a powerful RAID array.

Build a RAID array to enhance system performance

The dual M.2 to SATA adapter supports multiple RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, or spanning, 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 independently of one another.

Maximize file transfer speeds

The M.2 SATA SSD adapter lets you utilize the full potential of your SATA III controller. Using M.2 SATA SSDs in place of a platter drive reduces your data transfer bottlenecks, giving you file transfer speeds of up to 6Gbps. 

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

Easy installation

This open-frame adapter is easy to install as it comes with all the necessary installation hardware and doesn’t require any extra software or drivers, to get you up and running quickly.

The S322M225R is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Take advantage of the speed of M.2 drives in any 2.5” SATA application

Add data redundancy to your system or increase the storage capacity of your system through RAID

Retrieve or back up data from M.2 (NGFF) drives using a standard SATA interface

Access M.2 (NGFF) drives from an external source, such as a SATA drive enclosure or docking station

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1092R
Compatible Drive Types M.2 SATA (NGFF, B-Key)
Drive Installation Fixed
Interface SATA
Number of Drives 2
Supported Drive Height(s) 2230
2242
2260
2280
Performance
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.
Hot Swap Capability No
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 6 Gbps
Port Multiplier Yes
RAID Yes
S.M.A.R.T. Support Yes
Supported RAID Modes RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
BIG (Spanning or Concatenation)
TRIM Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 2 - M.2 SATA (NGFF, B-Key) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Environmental
Humidity 15% to 90%
Operating Temperature +5°C to +50°C (+41°F to +122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to +70°C (-13°F to +158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Red
Product Height 7 mm [0.3 in]
Product Length 100 mm [3.9 in]
Product Weight 41 g [1.4 oz]
Product Width 70 mm [2.8 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 110 g [3.9 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - dual M.2 to SATA host adapter
2 - sets of drive-mounting hardware
4 - adapter-mounting screws
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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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.