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Type-C to NVME PCI-E M-Key SSD 10Gbps Hard Drive Aluminum External Enclosure -- $23.99

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Unitek M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure, Tool-Free Portable Aluminum USB3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type-C to NVME PCI-E M-Key Hard Drive External Enclosure Support UASP Compatible for M.2 NVMe SSD M-Key 2242/2260/2280

【TOOL-FREE & EASY TO USE】
【HIGH SPEED】Adopting USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C interface 10Gbps ultra-high-speed.
Includes both USB-C and USB-A data cables.
【COMPATIBILITY】Use with PCI-E NVMe and compatible with different sizes of M-Key M.2 SSD (2242/2260/2280).
Not compatible with M.2 PCIe AHCI SSDs, mSATA SSDs, M.2 SATA SSDs, M.2 PCIe devices such as WiFi and capture cards, and none-M.2 form factor SSDs. Support PCIe Gen3x2 NVMe M.2 SSD.
【APPEARANCE】Compact size with aluminum housing, durable and excellent heat dissipation. LED status indicator, let you know the working status of the hard disk at any time.
Plug and play and no driver required.
【INCLUDES】1 x USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C to M.2 SSD (NVMe) Enclosure, 1 x USB-C to USB-C Data Cable, 1 x USB-C to USB-A Data Cable, 1 x User Manual, 24h friendly customer service, and email support.

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I've seen a lot of these while looking for PCI-e adapter cards for m.2 SSD's and I can't figure out what they are for. What's the point of these when you could just use a USB thumb drive, woudln't the USB 3.0 interface be the bottleneck? The only use I can see would be if you're doing some troubleshooting work, like migrating drives or something.

Just curious if I'm missing something.
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Thanks, was waiting for a lower price on this

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I've seen a lot of these while looking for PCI-e adapter cards for m.2 SSD's and I can't figure out what they are for. What's the point of these when you could just use a USB thumb drive, woudln't the USB 3.0 interface be the bottleneck? The only use I can see would be if you're doing some troubleshooting work, like migrating drives or something.

Just curious if I'm missing something.
Cloning, getting use out of extra drives, etc
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I've seen a lot of these while looking for PCI-e adapter cards for m.2 SSD's and I can't figure out what they are for. What's the point of these when you could just use a USB thumb drive, woudln't the USB 3.0 interface be the bottleneck? The only use I can see would be if you're doing some troubleshooting work, like migrating drives or something.

Just curious if I'm missing something.
Several uses, 1. If you have a few NVME cards and want an external drive, easy to pop this in and you have a portable drive. 2.Cheaper then a USB thumb drive for let's say 1TB NVME. 3. cloning cards. 4. slimmer design then a standard usb hard drive but that depends on what type of hard drive you are comparing.
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Works great for a tesla security cam drive
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USB 3.1 in principle goes up to 10gbps. I haven't seen any thumb drives with anything close to the speed (not that you couldn't make one).
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Thank you OP. No doubt this looks to be a good price on a good NVME adapter.

It took a bit of digging, but according to an answered question in the Amazon reviews section, this supposedly does use the Realtek RTL9210 chip - which is a far superior chipset for these NVME adapters than those from other manufacturers.

However, take that confirmation with a grain of salt, as Unitek's website fails to confirm the information. And the only place I could find that info was in that question, which was answered by the vendor. As always, Caveat Emptor applies.
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This could be used as an External drive for some professional cameras that have USB-C...
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now find me a nice 256GM nvme drive!
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I've heard that nvme's in external drives get extremely hot. I would imagine this is not very good for the life of the drive. Can anyone confirm?
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Would have jumped on this but my one VFR direct from China should be hear by Saturday.

Yes! Clone a drive is a very good function! Post above by divedeeper is spot on!!!!
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I've heard that nvme's in external drives get extremely hot. I would imagine this is not very good for the life of the drive. Can anyone confirm?
They do get hot under sustained read/writes, but that heat is usually conducted away via a heat spreader or heatsink. It looks like this enclosure comes with a thermal pad and heat spreader to conduct heat to the aluminum chassis, so it should theoretically work better than no heat management solution.
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I've heard that nvme's in external drives get extremely hot. I would imagine this is not very good for the life of the drive. Can anyone confirm?
Can confirm that they do get hot and from the drives I've tried they also do not turn off or go into a sleep mode. Also, transfer speeds around 600-800mbps thanks to 3.1 gen 2 bottleneck.
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I've heard that nvme's in external drives get extremely hot. I would imagine this is not very good for the life of the drive. Can anyone confirm?
True, but generally manageable using thermal pads. However, for large file transfers (such as drive cloning) I just leave the case/cover off thereby allowing for full air cooling to take place.

Also, the Realtek chipset I mentioned above in post #7 tends to run cooler than others. This may or may not have that chipset; see my prior post for details.
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