UpgradeX M.2 NVMe SSD cloning case with USB-A cable

UpgradeX M.2 NVMe SSD cloning case with USB-A cable

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The UpgradeX NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD Enclosure enables easy read/write access to a wide variety of PCIe M.2 (NVMe only) SSD's over a super high speed USB 3.1 connection.

Sorry, this isn't for Mac SSD's, but...

If you need to access an SSD from a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or any other kind of Mac, then this isn't the enclosure you want. Look here for the correct one to suit.

Versatile and Backward Compatible

Based on the latest JMS583 PCIe Gen3 x2 bridge controller, this enclosure allows any M.2 2280/2260/2242/2230 PCIe NVMe SSD to be accessed via an external USB 3.0/2.0 or USB 3.1 port. Note, the included USB 3.1 Type-A cable is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, but data transfer speeds will be limited to USB 2.0 speeds if you are not connecting to a USB 3.1 port.

Is cloning software included?

The enclosure does not come with the NVME drive (sold separately) and does not include cloning software. We recommend the free edition of Macrium to clone your NVME drive. Due to the controller used in this external case, the Samsung Migration Software will not work. This is not a deal breaker, there are plenty of good cloning software programs, we believe Macrium has more features and easier to use.

Clone procedure is: put new NVME SSD into this case. Plug into the computer's USB port. You can initialise the new SSD and format as the same as your current NVME drive, however all clone software will do this as part of the clone. Run clone software and clone onto new SSD. After clone has finished, shut down computer and install NVME SSD. Restart and enjoy.

Will this work in a Thunderbolt 3 port?

Yes it will! But you need a USB C cable (not included, please look at USB-C version).

Be aware though, that this is a USB device, so don't expect full thunderbolt speeds from it. Even so, it's still mighty quick, and will is capable of data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps speed if the host system supports it.

How about cooling - will my SSD get hot in this enclosure?

PCIe NVMe SSD's are known to get rather warm, especially when under heavy loads. This is normal and UpgradeX have gone to great lengths to ensure the case dissipates heat as quickly as possible. Included are heat sink pads to be placed on the chips to help remove excess heat.

No additional power cables needed

This enclosure is USB powered so there’s no additional external power required.

What sort of speeds should I expect?

You probably noticed that this enclosure supports PCIe 3.0 x2 whereas most modern PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD's support PCIe 3.0 x4. This means the maximum bandwidth is limited to 2 PCIe lanes, but even so, the sequential transfer rates are impressive and exceed 1000 MB/s (QD32), almost double that achievable in previous generation M.2 SATA based SSD enclosures.

Compatible with M.2 NVMe SSD's

This enclosure only supports M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD's with an 'M' Key. Be aware that some older PCIe M.2 SSD's like the Samsung XP941 or SM951 have an M key but utlilise the AHCI (rather than NVMe) protocol, and are not supported.

The table below shows the different types of edge connectors deployed on different models of M.2 SSD Drives

M.2 Edge Connector
Comparison and Orico TCM2-C3-SV Compatibility Table

'B' Key SSD Edge Connector

'M' Key SSD Edge Connector

'M' & 'B' Key SSD Edge Connector

6 contacts wide 5 contacts wide 6 contacts wide 5 contacts wide
Pin Position
Pins 12-19
Pins 59-66
Pins 59-66 (M) & Pins 12-19 (B)
Compatibility
Not Compatible
Compatible (NVMe only)
AHCI SSD's not compatible
Not Compatible
Typical Application
PCIe x2 M.2
PCIe x4 M.2
SATA M.2
M.2 SSD Models
None that we know of
Samsung 960/970 Evo & 960/970 Pro
Samsung PM951 / PM961 / PM981
Intel 600P/760P
WD Black
MyDigitalSSD BPX / SBX
MyDigitalSSD SuperCache 2 M.2 (SATA)
Crucial MX200/MX300/MX500 M.2 (SATA)
Samsung 850 Evo M.2 (SATA)
Samsung 860 Evo M.2 (SATA)
WD Blue / Green M.2 (SATA)
Plextor M6e M.2 (PCIe x2)

Hardware Specifications

  • Bus Type: USB 3.1
  • Bridge Controller: JMS583 PCIe Gen3 x2
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate - 10 Gbps

Supported SSD Types:

  • PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD (30/42/60/80mm)

Drive/Media Connectors

  • 1 - USB 3.1 Type-A (connects to your computer)

OS Compatibility

  • OS independent; No software or drivers required
  • Supports TRIM
  • Supports UASP

Power Specifications

  • Power Consumption: 700mW
  • Power Source: USB-Powered

Physical Characteristics

  • Colour: Silver
  • Enclosure Type: Aluminum
  • Product Height: 12mm
  • Product Length: 116mm
  • Product Weight: 54g
  • Product Width: 40mm

What's in the box

  • 1 - USB 3.1 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD enclosure
  • 1 - USB 3.1 cable - Type-A connector on one end (host), Type-C connector on the other (enclosure)
  • 1 - Small Screwdriver
  • 1 - Screw to secure your SSD to the circuit board inside the case
  • 1 - Heat sink pads for SSD

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