QNAP M.2 2280 to 2.5" SATA Drive Adapter

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QNAP M.2 2280 to 2.5" SATA Drive Adapter
Key Features
  • Fit Two M.2 2280 SSDs in One 2.5" Bay
  • Supports SATA III and RAID
  • No Software or Drivers Needed
  • Windows, Linux, or QNAP NAS Compatible
Install two M.2 2280 SSDs within a single 2.5" drive bay using the M.2 2280 to 2.5" SATA Drive Adapter from QNAP. Compatible with the SATA III 6 Gb/s standard, this adapter does not require any software or drivers and may be used with Windows 7 and later, Windows Server 2012 R2 and later, Linux, and QNAP NAS devices running QTS 4.4.1 and later. Also supported is RAID 0, which stripes both drives together for performance gains, but provides no data redundancy, and RAID 1, which uses one drive to create a 1:1 mirror of the other. If you don't need a RAID, this adapter also supports JBOD and individual configurations.
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QNAP QDA-A2MAR Overview

Install two M.2 2280 SSDs within a single 2.5" drive bay using the M.2 2280 to 2.5" SATA Drive Adapter from QNAP. Compatible with the SATA III 6 Gb/s standard, this adapter does not require any software or drivers and may be used with Windows 7 and later, Windows Server 2012 R2 and later, Linux, and QNAP NAS devices running QTS 4.4.1 and later. Also supported is RAID 0, which stripes both drives together for performance gains, but provides no data redundancy, and RAID 1, which uses one drive to create a 1:1 mirror of the other. If you don't need a RAID, this adapter also supports JBOD and individual configurations.

This adapter is not compatible with QNAP's TR-002/TR-004. Also, pleasure ensure your system's SATA ports support 12V output.

General Features

Supports Various RAID Levels

This adapter supports a variety of RAID configurations. Depending on your requirements, you can use the bundled metal pin as a disk mode switch tool to select your RAID mode: Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1. Windows users can use the QNAP External RAID Manager utility to view the RAID group status and disk health information.

Individual Mode
A system that supports SATA port multipliers can connect two SATA drives to a single SATA port, allowing you to independently access each disk as separate storage space.

RAID 0
Data is split amongst the drives. RAID 0 provides the fastest performance, but does not protect data from drive failure.

RAID 1
Half of the total storage capacity is used to store data, and the other half keeps a copy of this data. This provides high data protection at the cost of only being able to use half the installed storage space.

JBOD
All the drives are recognized as a single drive. This allows maximum storage utilization but provides no data protection.

Install in a PC/Workstation for Higher Performance or Data Protection

When using two M.2 2280 SSDs instead of a single 2.5" drive in a Windows or Linux system, you can create a RAID 0 for enhanced performance, or RAID 1 to add data redundancy for greater data protection. The M.2 SSDs also help achieve maximized performance and lower latency, ideal for on-the-fly video editing and server-grade applications.

Note: Please ensure your computer's SATA ports support 12V output

External RAID Manager for Windows

The QNAP External RAID Manager utility allows Windows users to view the drive status and RAID information. Firmware updates can also be managed with the External RAID Manager utility.

Install in a QNAP NAS for Efficient Storage or SSD Caching

This adapter supports hardware RAID that will not consume CPU resources to help sustain NAS performance. You can install one or more of these in a NAS to maximize the storage utilization of 2.5" drive bays. This adapter can accommodate two M.2 2280 SSDs to create an SSD volume for performance-demanding workflows or work in an efficient tiered-storage environment with Qtier. It can also boost IOPS performance when configuring SSD caching. RAID information and drive health may be monitored through the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager.
UPC: 885022017386

QNAP QDA-A2MAR Specs

Drive Size2 x M.2
System Bay Size1 x 2.5"
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, JBOD, Single
InterfaceSATA 3 (6 Gb/s)
Cooling FanNone
SecurityNone
Warranty LengthNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.495 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.3 x 4.4 x 1.8"
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Unfortunately not, the laptop wouldn't give the required voltage needed. This needs a 12v SATA.
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Date published: 2020-07-27

Will this support NVME M.2 drives?

Will this support NVME M.2 drives?
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This doesn't support NVMe drives.
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