This M2 PCIe SSD adapter enables installing one M2 PCI SSD or M2 NVMe SSD, in 42, 60, 80 or 110 mm length, into a PCIe 4 lane slot of any Desktop system or server. This is a simple economical solution to replace a mechanical hard drive with a low power, shock resistant and high performance M2 PCIe SSD.
For more detail of the M2 (NGFF) SSD. please visit the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGFF
For features summary of Addonics entire family of M2 PCIe adapters, please review the M2 SATA/PCIe/NVMe adapter comparison.
The adapter can accommodate M2 PCIe SSD in length of 30, 42, 60, 80 and 110 mm.
Note: the availability of the signal to the signal pins, including the LED drive activity signal, comes directly from the M2 PCIe SSD. The supported signal varies with different model M2 PCIe SSD. This adapter does not supply any of these signals.
Installing the M2 PCIe or NVMe SSD into the adapter
M2 PCIe SSD is not the same as the M2 SATA SSD. M2 SATA SSD can be installed into this adapter but will not be operable. The M2 PCIe SSD communicates via PCIe BUS and the data throughput depends on the speed of the M2 media and the PCIe BUS. A 4-Lane PCIe 1.0 slot has a maximum speed limit of 10 Gbps whereas a 4-Lane PCIe 3.0 slot supports a maximum speed of 40 Gbps.
NVMe SSD installation:
- M2 PCIe / M2 NVMe adapter