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

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Turn your solid state drive into an ultra-portable pocket drive - USB 3.0 to M.2 NGFF SSD Enclosure with UASP
Manufacturer PN: SM2NGFFMBU33
GTIN: 065030859684
Manufacturer Website

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 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 Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

Drive Connectors M.2 (NGFF; B-Key) Receptacle
Host Connectors USB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin; SuperSpeed) Female
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)
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1153E
Compatible Drive Types (Type and Rate) M.2 (NGFF; B-Key)
Drive Installation Fixed
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.3 lb]
General Specifications Not compatible with PCI-Express M.2 SSDs
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
  USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
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]
Power Source USB-Powered
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box
Included in Package Instruction manual
  Mini screw driver
  SSD screw kit
  USB 3.0 Cable
  USB 3.0 to M.2 NGFF SSD Enclosure