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

Item No:
217588
MPN:
SM2NGFFMBU33
$63.87
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USB3:5Gbit/s, SATA III: 6Gbps

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.

Connector(s)
Drive ConnectorsM.2 (NGFF, B-Key) Receptacle
Host ConnectorsUSB 3.0 Micro-B (10 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
Environmental
Humidity5% to 95% RH
Operating Temperature0?C to 50?C (32?F to 122?F)
Storage Temperature-10?C to 85?C (14?F to 185?F)
Hardware
Bus TypeUSB 3.0
Chipset IDASMedia - ASM1153E
Compatible Drive TypesM.2 (NGFF, B-Key)
Drive InstallationFixed
InterfaceUSB 3.0
Number of Drives1
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight0.1 kg [0.3 lb]
Performance
General SpecificationsNot compatible with PCI-Express M.2 SSDs
Maximum Data Transfer Rate5 Gbps
Type and RateSATA III (6 Gbps)
USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP SupportYes
Physical Characteristics
ColorBlack
Enclosure TypeAluminum
Product Height15 mm [0.6 in]
Product Length100 mm [3.9 in]
Product Weight68 g [2.4 oz]
Product Width35 mm [1.4 in]
Power
Power SourceUSB-Powered
Software
OS CompatibilityOS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box
Included in PackageInstruction manual
Mini screw driver
SSD screw kit
USB 3.0 Cable
USB 3.0 to M.2 NGFF SSD Enclosure

Storage

Number of storage drives supported How many storage drives can be fit into the product at once.
1
Storage drive size The size of the storage drive, given in inches ('').
M.2
Supported storage drive interfaces
M.2
Supported storage drive lengths
30,42,60,80 mm

Ports & interfaces

USB connectivity The product has USB connector.
USB version Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB connector type The type of USB connector/port that this product has.
Micro-USB B
USB connector gender
Female
USB ports quantity
1
Integrated USB cable

Design

Product type The sub-category of the product.
SSD enclosure
Product colour The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Black
Material The material from which a thing is or can be made e.g. wood, plastic.
Aluminum
RoHS compliance The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electrical and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant product is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). PBB and PBDE are flame retardants used in several plastics. For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials. Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally added to the component. In the EU, some military and medical equipment are exempt from RoHS compliance.
Certification
FCC, CE, TAA, REACH

Performance

Data transfer rate Rate at which data can be transferred. Usually expressed in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
6 Gbit/s
Chipset Set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals. It is usually found in the motherboard of a computer. Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.
Asmedia - ASM1153
UASP support

Power

Power source type What the power source is.
USB

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-10 - 85 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%

Weight & dimensions

Width The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
35 mm
Depth The distance from the front to the back of something.
100 mm
Height The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
15 mm
Weight Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
50 g
Package width The distance from one side of the packaging to the other.
163 mm
Package depth The distance from the front to the back of the packaging.
131 mm
Package height The distance from the top to the bottom of the packaging.
31 mm
Package weight Weight of the packaged product.
125 g

Packaging content

Cables included
USB
Screws included
Screwdriver included
Manual
Specifications
SKU 217588
MPN SM2NGFFMBU33
Brand Startech
Product Condition Brand New/Unused
Stock Availability Available for Shipping