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Reddit mentions of StarTech.com M.2 SSD Aluminum Enclosure to USB 3.0 (5Gbps) with UASP - M.2 NGFF SATA with B Key & B+M Key - External M.2 Portable Enclosure (SM2NGFFMBU33), Black

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We found 28 Reddit mentions of StarTech.com M.2 SSD Aluminum Enclosure to USB 3.0 (5Gbps) with UASP - M.2 NGFF SATA with B Key & B+M Key - External M.2 Portable Enclosure (SM2NGFFMBU33), Black. Here are the top ones.

StarTech.com M.2 SSD Aluminum Enclosure to USB 3.0 (5Gbps) with UASP - M.2 NGFF SATA with B Key & B+M Key - External M.2 Portable Enclosure (SM2NGFFMBU33), Black
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Broad compatibility: The enclosure supports most common SATA M.2 SSDs including 30mm, 42mm, 60mm and 80mm and is also compatible with SATA revisions I/II/III (1.5 / 3.0 / 6.0 Gbps).Increased performance: Boost external performance with this M.2 SDD enclosure by turning your SATA M.2 solid state drive into a high speed USB 3.0 thumb drive. The enclosure also supports UASP.Portable & no driver installation: This black lightweight M.2 SATA SSD enclosure offers perfect portability. It supports any operating system with no additional software or drivers required.Built to last: This portable hard drive enclosure protects your drive from damage. The M.2 NGFF features specially engineered ventilation holes which help maintain a cooler operating environment.Industry-leading support: StarTech.com offers a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support on this enclosure, and has been the choice of IT professionals and businesses for over 30 years.
Height0.6 Inches
Length3.9 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateMarch 2020
SizeM.2 SATA
Weight0.110231131 Pounds
Width1.4 Inches

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Found 28 comments on StarTech.com M.2 SSD Aluminum Enclosure to USB 3.0 (5Gbps) with UASP - M.2 NGFF SATA with B Key & B+M Key - External M.2 Portable Enclosure (SM2NGFFMBU33), Black:

u/GeoHogan · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you have access to 2 m.2 ports on your laptop, you can plug both in, and use the samsung data migration software to clone everything over, if not and you have a friend or family member that has a PC with 2 m.2 drives, you're golden. However if you dont have access to any of those, you can snag an external m.2 enclosure. I linked the enclosure and software below.


u/beerdude26 · 2 pointsr/DataHoarder

Oh, nothing special. I mispurchased an M.2 instead of an mSATA (yeah yeah they're technically the same, but one has those holes on the side and the other in the middle):

SSD: https://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B00LBDJZBA/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I highly recommend the enclosure. The SSD is also great, but a long one also fits the enclosure and are usually cheaper for the same performance.

u/ReddestDream · 2 pointsr/chrultrabook

Oh, a fun topic! \^^

What I did was I got one of these:


Then I used dd on another computer the clone the old drive to the new one.

You just need enough space to temporarily hold the copy of your old drive.

Then I used gparted off a bootable Linux USB to resize/move the partitions.

You won't need gparted if you only have Windows on your drive. In that case, you'll just need Disk Management.

The whole process didn't take very long. I hope this method can work for you! \^

u/doc_willis · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

I have seen adapters that let you put nVME ssd in them. But that will be a bit pricey.

https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-M-2-SATA-SSD-Enclosure/dp/B00T8F298Y $26 + the price of the actual M.2 Drive.

But I can only think of a few Flash Drives I have had go bad.. and normally that was after they went through the clothes washer..

u/My_Police_Box · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Sure adapters for those exist. One such adapter is here.

u/worldsails2000 · 2 pointsr/computers

Buy a usb cradle for the m.2. Make sure you get the correct type. If you don't know what type you have then Google is your friend. Put the new drive in the cradle and plug it into a usb 3 port. Boot to your favorite cloning application and clone the old drive to the new one. Install the new drive and Bob's your uncle you're done.


u/saltwaterstud · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

I saw this Startech I'm going to pick up soon. You'll have to make sure that you match your key to your adapter since there's a few flavors available.
startech adapter

u/blondeintucson · 1 pointr/computers

Pretty sure this is exactly what he needs.

u/finglongerUK · 1 pointr/techsupport

if all you want to do is to move your files then youll need to copy them to another disk then install your new SSD. reinstall the os then copy the files back.. if the programs you want to transfer have been installed on the OS then theyll need to be reinstalled to the new SSD

or take an image of the all the partitions on the old SSD using somethig like macrium > dump the image on another internal disk or USB HDD

or buy an usb m2 enclosure and clone old ssd to new

u/chubbysuperbiker · 1 pointr/thinkpad

First up, you'll want something like this:


That will allow you to actually clone the drive as IIRC the X270 only has one slot for a PCIe NVMe drive.

Second, if you want the actual Lenovo drive - this should be what you want:


Now that's ridiculously pricey unless for some edge case you actually need the "Lenovo" drive. Most of the x70 Line we've been getting in (T470 and T570) have been shipping with SanDisk SSD's. Big difference is the OPAL 2.0 - which is simply some on-drive encryption and other security measures.

Otherwise if you want to save a few hundred bucks, get this:


In the event your computer fails it would boot just fine off the above.

u/kinshi88 · 1 pointr/techsupport

Something like this? StarTechM.2 SATA External SSD Enclosure

If so, I don't see how that works or plugs into a USB drive?

u/electricprism · 1 pointr/linux_gaming

My ideas was for them to sell 1TB M.2 sticks with SteamOS preinstalled people could plug into their computer and just go.

Carry the damn thing around and plug in to any PC and you have all your saves and games, bam.


u/ClearlyInsane1 · 1 pointr/techsupport

You can use an external M.2 enclosure that has a USB connection: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-M-2-SATA-External-Enclosure/dp/B00T8F298Y

u/vincentbiz · 1 pointr/techsupport

There are external ones.


However, you're going to be limited to the speed of your USB bus, so the point of using a blazing fast M2 doesn't really matter

u/DocAtDuq · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Use this to recover data.

As far as your motherboard. If you’re comfortable with it you can buy one off of eBay and replace it yourself for $400-500 as long as you know how to apply thermal paste it should be fairly easy.

u/cf18 · 1 pointr/buildapc

So it seems only M.2 SATA SSD to USB adapter are available. May be try boot from clonezilla on a USB flash drive, then clone from M.2 SATA in adapter to M.2 NVMe in laptop?

u/imEDF · 1 pointr/mac

Can't remember which type of SSD exactly, but there are options:




You might also be able to find one on eBay for cheap for someone who doesn't have use for it anymore as well.

u/you_are_the_product · -1 pointsr/hardware

There are, they are pretty common, I bought one from ebay instead of aliexpress. My issue was that it didn't fit any of my 960 pros.

This is one that was similar to what I bought https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-M-2-SATA-External-Enclosure/dp/B00T8F298Y