StarTech M.2 SATA SSD Enclosure

StarTech M.2 SATA SSD Enclosure

StarTech M.2 SATA SSD Enclosure

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StarTech M.2 SATA SSD Enclosure

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  • Use Your M.2 SATA SSD Externally
  • Supports 30, 42, 60, and 80mm M.2 Drives
  • Micro-USB 3.1 Gen 2 Interface
  • 1,000,0000 Hours MTBF
  • Supports TRIM
  • Power/Activity LED Indicator
  • Bus Powered
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt 3
  • Not Compatible with NVMe or AHCI SSDs
  • Includes Micro-USB to USB Type-C Cable
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StarTech SM21BMU31C3 overview

  • 1Description

Repurpose a 2230 (30mm), 2242 (42mm), 2260 (60mm), or 2280 (80mm) M.2 SATA SSD as an external USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD using the M.2 SATA SSD Enclosure from StarTech to take advantage of enhanced data transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s and streamline your workflow. With a sturdy aluminum housing, this enclosure protects the drive, while the built-in ventilation holes help ensure the drive doesn't overheat. On the outside of this, enclosure you will find a single micro-USB 3.1 Gen 2 port, and the included micro-USB to USB Type-C cable, which is compatible with Thunderbolt 3, will let you begin transferring data right out of the box. This enclosure is powered by the USB bus, has an MTBF rating of 1 million hours, supports TRIM, and has a power/activity LED indicator to alert you as to when the enclosure is powered on and the drive is operating. Also included are a M.2 screw kit and screwdriver to ensure you have all of the necessary tools to install your drive.

Please be aware that StarTech's M.2 SATA SSD Enclosure is only compatible with M.2 SATA SSDs with a SATA III 6 Gb/s, SATA II 3 Gb/s, or SATA I 1.5 Gb/s interface. It does not support M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCIe SSDs.

General Features

A Portable Solution
This slim, pocket-sized M.2 NGFF SSD enclosure has been specially designed for mobility, with a small form factor design that fits easily into your laptop bag. Its lightweight yet durable aluminum housing helps to ensure your drive won't be damaged while you're on the move.

Ventilation holes help to dissipate heat and help ensure an optimum operating temperature.
Maximize the Performance of Your M.2 SSD
Leverage the speed of your M.2 NGFF SATA drive with this external enclosure. It delivers USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s, as well as UASP support, so you can achieve higher transfer speeds when you connect it to a UASP-enabled host computer.

The enclosure works with tablets, laptops and desktop computers and is compatible with hosts equipped with Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports.
Broad Compatibility
The enclosure is compatible with various M.2 SSDs, and enables you to mount multiple drive lengths, including: 30mm (2230), 42mm (2242), 60mm (2260), and 80mm (2280).
UPC: 065030864435
In the Box
StarTech M.2 SATA SSD Enclosure
  • USB Type-C to Micro-B Cable (18.5" / 47cm)
  • M.2 Screw Kit
  • Screwdriver
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    StarTech SM21BMU31C3 specs

    General
    Number of Bays 1 x M.2 (2280)
    Connections 1 x USB Micro-B (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Form Factor Portable
    UASP Support Yes
    Electrical
    Power Source USB
    Security
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity 10 to 90%
    Storage Temperature 14 to 149°F / -10 to 65°C
    Storage Humidity 5 to 95%
    Physical
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Cable Length 18.5" / 46.99 cm
    Bridge Chipset ASMedia ASM1351
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.7 x 0.5 x 3.9" / 43.2 x 12.7 x 99.1 mm
    Weight 1.9 oz / 55 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.142 x 5.039 x 1.26"

    StarTech SM21BMU31C3 reviews

    M.2 SATA SSD Enclosure is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid enclosure for M.2. Turn into a mini-external drive = I bought this enclosure to clone my stock SSD to a Samsung Evo 850 M.2 1 TB SSD. Combining with the freely downloaded Samsung Data Migration that works exclusively with Samsung products, the process was flawless and easy. This enclosure was perfect for the job. It's got a solid metal build, vents for cooling, and a connection that works with USB 3.1 or even 3.0 if you don't have 3.1. I turned the previous M.2 I had into a mini-portable external drive, with ridiculous transfer speeds like at about 300MB/sec. Oh, and here is an LED light on the bottom that indicates it is being used! This is a great enclosure. =
    Date published: 2017-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fast!! I used this to clone my existing 120G SSD drive to a new 500G SSD drive. I was surprised how quickly this worked. Took about 60 seconds to perform the cloning operation with a 100G used on the 120G drive. Cloning was successful without any problems.
    Date published: 2016-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Enclosure for B-Key M.2 SSDs I purchased one of these through work so I probably wont show up as a verified buyer, but I wanted to write a review to clear up some confusion. This StarTech enclosure is only compatible with B-key SATA-based drives. The specs here at B&H dont list this detail, but the specs on the manufacturers website do. Unfortunately for Rickey, this information probably would have prevented his 1-star review. See the attached screen shot of the relevant spec. As to my actual review, the unit has a sturdy aluminum housing which both protects the M.2 drive inside, and also helps conduct heat away. The speed potential is limited by the internal SATA interface (again, this is not compatible with PCI-based M.2 drives), but thats not to say it inst plenty fast. My only (slight) concern is the ventilation holes allowing dust to accumulate inside the housing over time, but not enough to deduct a star from my review.
    Date published: 2018-11-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from UNUSABLE (SAMSUNG 970 EVO SSD) ITS PROBABLY A GOOD ENCLOSURE BUT IT WASNT COMPATIBLE WITH MY SSD. I WAS TRYING TO DO A DATA CLONE BUT COULDNT GET EITHER SAMSUNG SSD TO FIT AND I WASNT GOING TO FORCE THEM TO FIT PROPERLY. JUST A WASTE OF MONEY.
    Date published: 2018-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple great product arrived disassembled which was ready for install of M.2 SSD quickly. plugged in and worked with both Mac and Windows with a known working m.2 drive.
    Date published: 2018-06-26
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