M.2 SSDs - Enclosures - Adapters
The M.2 form factor is becoming more and more popular due to its lower space requirements and higher maximum data rates. M.2 used to be called NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) - the name had grown historically and was officially changed to M.2 in 2013.
Compared to its "predecessor", mSATA, M.2 differs mainly in its design and the protocols used/supported. In addition to the previously used SATA protocol, M.2 also supports the much faster PCIe interface. This not only ensures higher data rates of up to 2000MB/s, but also makes special slots for M.2 hard disks on mainboards possible - more and more manufacturers are thus providing more space and even more speed in classic tower PCs and notebooks, as a connection no longer has to be made via SATA cables.
Special M.2 enclosures are available both for internal use in tower PCs and notebooks and for use on the move. With an internal 2.5-inch adapter for up to two M.2 storage disks, SECOMP GmbH has brought a product onto the market that is not only powerful, but also flexible to use and, above all, secure: if required, the enclosure can be configured as RAID 0 and RAID 1 via hardware switches and still ensure that the disks used can be used for booting. If required, the enclosure can still be hidden and used in a suitable 2.5-inch mobile enclosure.
For use on the move, there is a particularly slim, flat housing made of brushed aluminium with the universally applicable and particularly fast USB Type C interface. The M.2 plate is simply plugged onto the included circuit board and fixed in the enclosure with screws. With USB 3.1 Generation 2, nothing stands in the way of state of the art data transfer.