StarTech.com M.2 SSD Enclosure for M.2 SATA SSD - USB 3.0 5Gbps - Aluminum

Mfg.Part: SM2NGFFMBU33 | CDW Part: 3625341 | UNSPSC: 43202206
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  • Turn your M.2 SATA drive into an ultra-portable pocket drive w/ this M.2 SSD Enclosure for M.2 SATA SSDs
  • Compatiblew/ USB 3.0 computers such as HP Probook and Samsung Chromebook and M.2 SATA solid state drives
  • M.2 SSD enclosure
  • Aluminum
  • Broad compatibilityw/ support for the most common M.2 SATA SSDs (Not compatiblew/ M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs)
  • USB 3.0 SSD enclosure supports SATA I/II/III
  • OS independent M.2 SSD enclosure
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Main Features
  • Turn your M.2 SATA drive into an ultra-portable pocket drive w/ this M.2 SSD Enclosure for M.2 SATA SSDs
  • Compatiblew/ USB 3.0 computers such as HP Probook and Samsung Chromebook and M.2 SATA solid state drives
  • M.2 SSD enclosure
  • Aluminum
  • Broad compatibilityw/ support for the most common M.2 SATA SSDs (Not compatiblew/ M.2 NVMe or AHCI PCI-Express SSDs)
  • USB 3.0 SSD enclosure supports SATA I/II/III
  • OS independent M.2 SSD enclosure
  • Re-purpose an M.2 SSD as a USB 3.0 external drive
Turn your solid state drive into an ultra-portable pocket drive. 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.

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.

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.

At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

Testing results were obtained using an Intel Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

StarTech.com USB 3.0 to M.2 SATA External SSD Enclosure with UASP is rated2.40 out of5 by5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, poor instructions and missing partsThis is a good quality enclosure as far as function and overall build.The instructions are poor and what should be a mindless install had me stumped for a bit.The instructions talk of a standoff installed...Mine was in the bag and I thought it was to screw the m.2 down.I was missing the screws for the end of the enclosure as none were provided.This should be a fast install but wow for some reason I had to read and figure this out. Then I looked at other reviews and found out that this is common. The screw is too short....no its the right length you need to screw down the stand off with the nut and then the other screw ...screws in the standoff.The enclosure works well but I still found it frustrating that what should take zero instructions took me time to figure out...and the poor instructions made thing even more difficult to understand. On top of that missing screws ...well thats an incomplete product.Good and bad with this but function is what really matters and for that it is okI reviewed this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
Date published: 2019-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged SSD storage enclosure that goes anywhere!The build quality and the compact size on the SSD ultra portable external drive were the first thing I noticed straight out of the box. Also given all the tools needed including the mini screwdriver was a plus so I could install the drive quickly. Most drives I have seen are in a plastic housing and the housing will make sure to protect and add longevity to the drive to be used over and over again.
Date published: 2016-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not recognised by Samsung Data Migration SoftwareI bought this to use the spare M.2 SSD from an upgrade. It works as an external drive via the Microsoft UAS mass storage driver. The drive is listed as ASMT 2115 and can be formated. However, the Samsung SSD EVO 850 256GB cannot be recognised by Samsung Data Migration. There does not seem to be a way around this so a little dissapointing :(
Date published: 2017-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TRIM supportSupported TRIM perfectly BUT only after a search for the correct ASM 1153E firmware file - 140509_A1_82_40.bin then update with a third party MPtool application. This was done at my own risk - I do not recommend other users do this as they may render the unit non-functional. Perhaps I had an unit with older firmware. Suggestion - maybe provide the ASM1153E firmware which supports TRIM directly on the startech website rather than have to search at least an hour to fix it. TRIM is important for optimal SSD function. Build quality etc is good but only 3 star for this reason.
Date published: 2018-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not detecting SSDHi, i have the SM2NGFFMBU33i added a crucial P1 M.2 2280, after connecting the unit to the computer, it fails to recognize the SSD -. Windows can see the Disk 2 Removable but states no Media. the SSD is connected and if i put it in a laptop it works fine. advice?Thanks
Date published: 2019-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product - Sturdy and PortableThis product includes the USB 3.0 to M.2 NGFF SSD enclosure, a USB 3.0 cable, the SSD screw kit and Mini screw driver.The assembly was relatively quick, but a little difficult due to the tiny screw sizes. The enclosure is able accept different drive lengths by moving the drive mounting stand.The enclosure is aluminum and light weight, perfect for throwing into your laptop bag. Its sturdy construction ensures that the contained drive will not get damaged. It also has ventilation holes on both sides to prevent overheating.This enclosure is perfect for turning your M.2 SSD into a portable unit.I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
Date published: 2017-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not fit for my Samsung 960 EVO MZ M.2 2280I need such like this and so happy to order this butconnector not fit my Samsung 960 EVO MZ M.2 2280A little small.
Date published: 2018-07-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than a flash drive!I wanted one of these to work with a WD green M.2 drive I picked up on special to see if i could 'make' a large capacity USB drive. This worked better than I expected. Not only did I get a large capacity drive in a portable enclosure, the cable means a large USB stick isn't sitting in my USB port daring me to bump it and ruin the port. Transfer speeds are very good with large files and the enclosure is very good at dissipating heat. Overall I am very impressed!
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from M.2 2280 Form Factor - Does NOT FitWe bought this because we needed a way to adapt the M.2 SSD that come with our laptops into USB's for ease of data recovery... The M.2 does not fit into the socket.I am also unhappy with having to unscrew the thing everytime we want to change a SSD inside. Annoying
Date published: 2018-03-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SSD Drive does not fit in the enclosureI've purchased a couple of these when they came out as our IT dept was rolling out SSD drives in our organization. I have had no issues with those two, therefore the rating. HOWEVER, when I received this one last week, I noticed the SSD drive would not slide in as easy as it would on the others. After closer examination, I see that there are 5 contacts on the left when inserting the SSD drive into the enclosure and it doesn't seem to fit in. If I look at the others I purchased, I see 4 contacts on the left with a space in between them.The part numbers and all other HW info is the same on this one vs the others. Is this a defect? Should I purchase another to see if it mirrors the ones I already have and work? Thank you.
Date published: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-04:00