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M.2 to SATA SSD Enclosure - USB 3.0 with UASP - External Enclosure

Turn your solid state drive into an ultra-portable pocket drive

Product ID: SM2NGFFMBU33

  • Boost external performance by leveraging the speed of your SATA M.2 SSD in a UASP-supported USB 3.0 enclosure
  • Maximize portability with a small footprint, lightweight design and USB-powered performance
  • Broad compatibility with support for the most common SATA M.2 SSDs (30mm, 42mm, 60mm, 80mm)
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  • Not compatible with M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs
  • Compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 (5 Gbps / 480 Mbps / 1.5 Mbps)
  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5 / 3.0 / 6.0 Gbps)
  • Aluminum housing with ventilation holes for added heat dissipation
€ 39,99 EUR exc VAT
€ 47,99 EUR inc VAT
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Overview

The SM2NGFFMBU33 external USB 3.0 to M.2 (NGFF) enclosure turns your SATA M.2 solid state drive into a portable, high speed USB 3.0 drive.

Get higher external performance by using an M.2 SSD in place of a platter drive, harnessing the full potential of your USB 3.0 computer system. The enclosure supports UASP, enabling you to achieve transfer speeds up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-enabled host computer.

This slim, pocket-sized SSD enclosure has been specifically engineered for mobility. The enclosure features a lightweight yet durable design, which fits easily into your pocket or laptop bag. For further convenience, the enclosure is powered entirely using the USB host bus and requires no external power adapter.

Durable aluminum construction helps to ensure your drive won't be damaged while you're on the move. Plus, to maximize heat dissipation the enclosure features specially engineered ventilation holes which help maintain a cooler operating environment for optimal performance and a longer life span for your drive.

maximize heat dissipation with ventilation holes specially engineered to increase air flow

For wide compatibility with all of the common M.2 solid state drives, the enclosure can mount multiple drive heights including: 2242, 2260, and 2280.

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

Improved Performance with UASP

UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

UASP Speed Diagram

At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed Diagram

Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Get the most out of your M.2 SSD with an external USB enclosure that supports UASP, for transfer speeds up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0
  • Rest assured your M.2 SSD is supported, with mounting points for the most common M.2 NGFF SSD heights (2230, 2242, 2260, 2280)
  • Carry your USB 3.0 external M.2 SSD in your laptop bag, and maximize portability with a small footprint, lightweight design

Applications

Re-purpose an M.2 SATA SSD as a USB 3.0 external drive

Carry with your laptop for a highly portable external storage solution

Transfer files to or from your external drive faster, by using a high performance SATA M.2 SSD as your external drive

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1153E
Compatible Drive Types M.2 SATA (NGFF, B-Key)
M.2 SATA (NGFF, B+M-Key)
Drive Installation Fixed
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Performance
4Kn Support Yes
General Specifications Not compatible with M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
TRIM Support Yes
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - M.2 SATA (NGFF, B-Key) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 85°C (14°F to 185°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Product Height 15 mm [0.6 in]
Product Length 100 mm [3.9 in]
Product Weight 68 g [2.4 oz]
Product Width 35 mm [1.4 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.3 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 to M.2 NGFF SSD Enclosure
1 - USB 3.0 Cable
1 - SSD screw kit
1 - Mini screw driver
1 - Instruction manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Product Support

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.

To determine if your hard drive will work in this enclosure, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:

  • Make sure that the enclosure supports the storage size of your hard drive. If the storage size of your hard drive is larger than what the enclosure was tested with, the hard drive will likely still work with the enclosure.
  • Confirm that your hard drive uses the same interface type as the enclosure. For example, IDE, SATA, or M.2.
  • Make sure that the enclosure supports the physical size of your hard drive, such as 2.5 inches or 3.5 inches.
  • Make sure that the enclosure supports the height of your hard drive. For example, 9 mm or 15 mm.
  • Verify that the power consumption of your hard drive doesn’t exceed the power output of the enclosure. If you’re using multiple hard drives, make sure that the combined power consumption of all of the hard drives doesn’t exceed the power output of the enclosure.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive enclosure, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Cables
  • Hard drives
  • Hard drive enclosure

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive enclosure in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive enclosure in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive enclosure, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
  • If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be reformatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.​

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.​

  • If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.