2x M.2 SATA SSD Controller Card - PCIe
Add two Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) M.2 SATA SSDs to your computer through PCI Express
Product ID: PEX2M2
- Improve system performance, recover data, or create a redundant data backup by adding two M.2 solid-state drives (SSD) to your desktop PC
- Wide installation compatibility, with support for virtually all M.2 NGFF drives (22110, 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230)
- Two M.2 B-Key onboard sockets that support SATA III transfer speeds up to 6Gbps
This M.2 SSD controller card lets you install two M.2 SATA solid-state drives (SSD) into your PC through PCI Express. You can mount virtually any M.2 drive directly to the card, giving you a convenient and discreet way to improve your computer system performance. Plus, the card is a vital computer add-on if you need to recover data from an existing M.2 drive, or for expanding your overall internal storage.
Leverage the speed and size of M.2 drives
This M.2 controller card lets you take full advantage of the performance and size benefits of NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) SSDs. M.2 drives are smaller than typical platter drives or mSATA-based SSDs, so you can install them in tighter areas within your computer case. By freeing up space within your computer, you’ll also have more room for additional hardware upgrades.
When you couple the card with an M.2 drive, you can give your computer’s performance a noticeable speed boost, enabling you to replace your platter drive with a faster M.2 SATA III (6Gbps) solid-state drive. By installing your operating system on the M.2 drive, you'll have faster access to the files you commonly use, and you can continue to use your higher-capacity platter HDD for bulk storage.
Rest assured, with simple and cost-effective data recovery
Due to their performance and size advantages, M.2 drives are commonly used in laptops. If your laptop has failed but its M.2 drive is functional, then this card can help with data recovery. Once the M.2 drive is installed and the data recovery is complete, you can continue to use the drive for storage and backup purposes.
You can also rest assured that your M.2 SATA drives are compatible with the card. It supports the most common drive sizes, including 22110, 2280, 2260, 2242 and 2230.
The M.2 controller provides additional installation flexibility with a dual-profile design that fits standard or low-profile cases, so it’s the perfect solution for small form-factor or full-sized computers.
Get up and running quickly
This M.2 SSD controller card is easy to install, with native OS support and no additional drivers or software required.
The PEX2M2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- Access and recover data from almost any M.2 SSD, such as drives pulled from laptops and other computers
- Connect an M.2 drive to your computer through PCI Express
- Install your operating system on an M.2 drive for fast access, while keeping larger platter drives available for bulk storage
- Get the most out of your SSDs by installing two AHCI SATA III drives discreetly inside your computer tower
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM1062|
|Industry Standards||Serial ATA 3.0 specification - SATA I/II/III (1.5/3/6Gbps)|
|PCI Express 2.0|
|Port Style||Integrated on Card|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - PCI Express x4 Male|
|Internal Ports||2 - M.2 (SATA, B-Key, NGFF) Receptacle|
|1 - SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power) Male|
|OS Compatibility||OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. If used with PCI Express Gen 1.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 2.5Gbps per lane. If used with PCI Express Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5Gbps per lane.|
|System and Cable Requirements||PCI Express x4 slot (backward compatible with x8, and x16 slots)|
|Humidity||20%~80% RH (Non-condensing)|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)|
|Product Height||4.7 in [12 cm]|
|Product Length||7.1 in [18 cm]|
|Product Width||0.8 in [20 mm]|
|Weight of Product||2.2 oz [62 g]|
|Package Height||1.9 in [48 mm]|
|Package Length||6.3 in [16 cm]|
|Package Width||8.6 in [21.8 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||5.9 oz [167 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - M.2 SATA SSD controller card|
|1 - low-profile bracket|
|2 - M.2 mounting screws|
Add two Next Generation Form Factor M.2 SSDs and two SATA ports to your computer through PCI Express
Convert an M.2 SSD into a 7mm high 2.5in SATA 6Gbps Open Frame SSD
Enhance your system by mounting four M.2 SATA-based SSDs into one 3.5” drive bay
Mount an M.2 NGFF SSD into your desktop computer, using a standard SATA host connection
Turn your solid state drive into an ultra-portable pocket drive
Convert an M.2 solid state drive into a standard 2.5in form factor 6Gbps SSD
Add 4 Internal SATA III (6Gbps) ports to a computer through a PCI Express x2 slot
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.
Although you can adapt a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drive to connect to a standard SATA controller card, the card must support SAS commands in order to communicate with SAS drives. SAS drives have a different command set that is not present on SATA controllers.
This SATA controller card only supports standard SATA drives.
This device does not support the ATA Packet Interface (ATAPI) protocol. ATAPI is required for optical drives, including CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM drives, and Blu-ray players. Because this device does not support ATAPI, optical drives are also not supported over any IDE, SATA, or eSATA connections.
For a list of products that do support ATAPI, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_controllers_atapi_support.
No, this hard drive controller card does not support starting an operating system from a connected hard drive.
For a list of hard drive controller cards that support this feature and instructions on how to configure them, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_controllers_os_install_on_controller.
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.