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How to choose an M.2 hard disk enclosure

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Author : PURPLELEC
Update time : 2023-08-15 10:40:20
  1. Overview of M.2 Hard Disk Enclosure
  1.1 Introduction to M.2 Hard Disk Enclosure
  The M.2 hard disk enclosure is an external hard disk enclosure specially designed for M.2 interface solid-state drives (SSD). It can convert M.2 SSD into a portable hard drive, which is convenient for users to transfer data between different devices. M.2 hard disk enclosures usually have a smaller size and higher transfer speed, and are suitable for scenarios that require high-speed transfer and portability.
  1.2 Introduction to M.2 interface
  The M.2 interface is a new type of high-speed hard disk interface, which is mainly used in solid-state hard disks. Compared with the traditional SATA interface, the M.2 interface has a higher transmission speed, which can reach 6Gbps (SATA 3.0) or even higher. The M.2 interface has two transmission protocol types: SATA M.2 and NVMe M.2, and the transmission speed and performance are different between them.
M.2 Hard Disk Enclosure
  2. How to choose an M.2 hard disk enclosure
  2.1 Determine the type of M.2 hard disk
  Before choosing an M.2 hard disk enclosure, you first need to determine the type of your M.2 hard disk. M.2 hard drives are mainly divided into SATA M.2 and NVMe M.2, and their interface shapes and transmission protocols are different. When selecting a hard disk enclosure, you need to ensure that the hard disk enclosure matches the hard disk type.
  2.2 Select the appropriate transmission interface
  There are many options for the transmission interface of the M.2 hard disk enclosure, such as USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Type-C, etc. When choosing a hard disk box, you need to choose the appropriate transmission interface according to your device interface type. In addition, the speed of the transmission interface will also affect the performance of the hard disk enclosure. It is recommended to choose a faster interface, such as USB 3.1 or USB Type-C.
  2.3 Consider heat dissipation performance
  The M.2 hard disk may generate high temperature during high-speed reading and writing, so the heat dissipation performance of the hard disk enclosure is very important. When choosing a hard disk enclosure, you can choose a product with a good heat dissipation design, such as a metal hard disk enclosure or a hard disk enclosure with heat sinks.
  2.4 Brand and after-sales service
  Choosing a well-known brand of M.2 hard disk enclosure can ensure product quality and after-sales service. When purchasing, you can check user reviews and product reviews to understand product performance and after-sales service quality.
  2.5 Additional functions
  Some M.2 hard disk enclosures have additional functions, such as data encryption, one-key backup, etc. It may bring extra convenience to choose a hard disk enclosure with relevant functions according to your own needs.



        M.2 SSD Enclosure Up To 4TB


* Plug and Play
* USB 3.2 Gen2 Interface 10Gbps
* Support Interface protocols M.2 NVME(PCIe) & M.2 NGFF(SATA)
* SSD Size 22X42mm/22X60mm/22X80mm
* Aluminum housing+ABS

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