With the latest SSDs in the compact and very fast M.2 standard, which for reasons of compatibility includes a SATA 6Gb / s data line, but typically uses the much faster PCI Express lines - four of them lifted this limit. While the gross data rate for SATA is a maximum of 600 MB / s and net of it about 550 MB / s can be used as the actual data throughput, there are already four PCIe 2.0 lanes with a gross capacity of 1,000 MB / s and current motherboards with PCIe 3.0 even nearly 2,000 MB / s - more than three times as fast as the fastest SATA standard. In addition, when using an NVMe SSD, the speed boost comes with the new protocol, which, however, is only used via PCIe and not via SATA.
PCI Express 2.0 is available on virtually every motherboard, PCIe 3.0 is also increasing - but M.2 ports on the board itself are still in short supply, and it's usually just a single slot. Very often, this is also connected to only two PCIe lanes, which significantly limits the speed potential. The solution: this adapter! With the adapter offered here, it is possible to put an M.2-SSD into operation via a PCI Express slot of the mainboard. There are almost no limits to compatibility: The adapter itself has a low overall height and is supplied with both a standard and a low-profile slot bracket. A retractable spacer allows you to mount SSDs in the popular formats 22110, 2280, 2260 and 2242, and the PCIe slot also offers very flexible PCIe 1.0 / 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 support. A heatsink made of aluminum ensures sufficient cooling.
- Dimensions: 148 x 120 x 21.7 mm (L x W x H)
- SSD support: M.2 2280, 2260, 2230, 2242 and 22110
- Slot: PCIe x4 / x8 / x16 (PCIe 3.0)