Akasa shows with aluminum housing a very noble implementation of this basic idea. This is an external drive enclosure for the compact M.2 SATA SSDs, made of aluminum. Due to the compact shape and the low total weight combined with high stability, the housing is ideally equipped for mobile use.
Internally, the housing accommodates SSDs with the form factors 2230, 2242, 2260, and 2280, that is, 30, 42, 60, or 80 millimeters in length. For data transmission, the SATA III protocol is used. The M.2-SSD enclosure is connected with an included USB 3.0 Micro-B cable and a supplied USB cable for power supply. Backwards compatibility allows for use with USB 2.0, but it offers only the reduced bandwidth of this port.
- Dimensions: 97 x 9.6 x 39 mm (WxHxD)
- Material: aluminum
- Color: Black
- Drive slot: 1x M.2 SATA B or M-Key (NGFF)
- Form factor: 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280
- 1x USB 3.0 Micro B
- Compatibility: Windows 7 or higher; Mac OS from 10.3
- Drive enclosure
- USB 3.0 Micro-B