|Item Height||0.65 inches|
|Item Width||7.54 inches|
|Hard Disk Description||NVMe|
|OS||Windows 8/8.1/10 and Mac OS 10.1 and above, Linux|
|Are Batteries Included||No|
|Item model number||EC-NVME|
|Product Dimensions||13.18 x 19.15 x 1.65 cm; 222 Grams|
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Sabrent USB 3.1 Aluminum Enclosure for M.2 NVMe SSD in Silver (EC-NVME)
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- SPEED - USB 3.1 Gen2 Port supports data transmission speeds of up to 10Gbps for steady and efficient data transfer. Backward compatible with USB 3.1 Gen1 and USB 3.0 at respective speed limits.
- EASY SETUP - Hot-swappable, Plug and Play, No Driver required! Enhanced performance can significantly reduce latency. Supports Samsung 950Pro/ 960Evo/ PM951/ PM961/ SM951/ SM961.
- DESIGN - Ultra-slim aluminum alloy sandblasted shell. Sleek, Durable, and Convenient. Portable yet durable, ideal for traveling. HEAT MANAGEMENT - Professional Aluminum Case. Designed for optimal heat dissipation and reduced power consumption.
- COMPATIBILITY - Only for NVMe M-Key M.2 SSD (PCIe-based). DOES NOT support M.2 SATA based SSD (NGFF). Applicable to sizes 2230 / 2242 / 2260 / 2280.
- This enclosure comes with a free download of Acronis True Image for Sabrent software for easy cloning.
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The Sabrent NVMe enclosure allows you to transform your NVMe drive into a super fast ultra-portable pocket drive, this will enable you to copy and transfer data in no time.The Sabrent NVMe enclosure can be used for a variety of tasks including data transfer, high-speed storage, data backup, cloning existing drives, running a mobile operating system, and more. works with Windows. Great with Mac.this unique aluminum housing with a high efficiency thermal pad is designed to absorb the heat from the NVMe drive to protect it from over heating, ensuring a long life expectancy from your drive. never slow downwith USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, This enclosure provides transfer speeds of up to 1000MB/s, that's 9x faster than traditional external HDD. Transfer and backup large-sized data files and 4K videos within seconds. each product is individually crafted from high-grade aerospace aluminum alloy using CNC (computer numerical control) machines for rigid durability and heat dissipation. be advised: SATA-based NGFF M.2 SSD and AHCI M.2 SSD are not supported!.package contents.2 NVMe SSD external enclosure.screw set.
USB 3.1 Aluminum Enclosure for M.2 NVMe SSD
- M.2 NVMe SSD external enclosure
- USB Type-C to Type-A cable
- Type-A to Type-C adapter
- Screw set
Sabrent USB 3.1 Aluminum Enclosure for M.2 NVMe SSD
The Sabrent NVMe enclosure allows you to transform your NVMe drive into a super fast ultra-portable pocket drive, this will allow you to copy and transfer data in no time.
Compatible with most 80mm (2280), 60mm (2260), and 42mm (2242) M.2 M form factors.
BE ADVISED: SATA-based NGFF M.2 SSD or PCIe AHCI SSD are not supported!.
- Supports: Windows and Mac OS; complies with trim, UASP, and upgradable firmware.
- OS independent, and fully bus powered, Plug & Play, No drivers required.
- speed - ultra-fast 10Gbps throughput, low latency and power efficient. At up to 1000MB/s,
- Used for a variety of uses including data transfer, high-speed storage, data backup, cloning an existing drive, running a mobile operating system, and more.
The Sabrent USB Type-C Aluminum Enclosure for M.2 NVMe SSD is the ultimate solution for your enclosure needs!
Solid 9 mm advanced radiating aluminum alloy, sandblasted shell. Includes thermal tape for improved heat dissipation and reduced power consumption. Sleek, durable, and convenient. Ideal for traveling.
Hot-swappable, Plug & Play, No Driver required! Enhanced performance can significantly reduce latency.
Never slow down
Fast data transfer
With USB 3.1 Gen2 interface, this enclosure provides transfer speeds of up to 1000MB/s, that’s 9x faster than traditional external HDDs. Transfer and backup large-sized data files and 4K videos with in seconds.
Solid inside and out
Each product is individually crafted from high-grade Aerospace Aluminum Alloy using Computer CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines for rigid durability and heat dissipation.
Works with Windows. Great with Mac.
USB Type-C + USB-A Compatible
Designed to work with both Windows and Mac, this enclosure is equipped with a USB 3.1 Type-C connector, also includes a USB Type-C to Type-A cable and a Type-A to Type-C adapter, basically everything you need to be able to transfer data between almost any computer in the world.
Built to protect your data
This unique aluminum housing with a high efficiency thermal pad is designed to absorb the heat from the NVMe drive to protect your drive from over heating, ensuring a long life expectancy from your drive.
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One minor peeve: the instructions suggest that the unit should come screwed together with 4 screws. Mine wasn't - I opened the box and two screws came tumbling out - maybe the other two rolled away before I spotted them. This is a minor issue to me as there were spares in a bag, but really would be better to put all the screws in the bag in the first place since the case needs to be opened up anyway.
All in all a worthwhile purchase and much better than the slightly cheaper ugreen which barely works.
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There are way to many VINE reviews for this product. Normally if product is really good it should have tons of USER ( Non Vine ) reviews... Vine users are sponsored to get reviews... Doesn't matter if they're unbias, they're not natural users who come to amazon to buy the specific product in question so their reviews / use are different than a regular user who comes to amazon looking for a specific to use...
This summary is primarily for those who will be copying large files ( 60GB to 500GB + ) from the Enclosure ( which are reads ) to any other device. The copies always abort prematurely in the middle of copying when enclosure is connected to USB-C port that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2..
If Enclosure is connected to regular USB-A port that supports USB 3.1 Gen 1, then copies ( read from enclosure ) works 90% of the time, meaning copies do not stop / abort in the middle...
I'll update refine and update this review later and make it more succinct later...
I spent a lot of money trying to get reads ( copies from the enclosure while it's connected to the USB-C port USB 3.1 Gen 2 ) to work... To eliminate and isolate issues, I purchased and tried following: two Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe PCIe, M.2, one Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB NVMe PCIe, M.2, one Dell XPS 15 9570 32GB Mem, 1TB NVMe, PCIe, M.2 SSD )... I've tried three different NVMe, PCIe, M.2 enclosures and they all exhibit the exact same behavior:
Write / Copy large file from any source to enclosure with 970 EVO or 970 EVO plus installed while the Enclosure is connected to USB-C port USB 3.1 Gen 2 and writes / copy to enclosure " ALWAYS " works 100% of time no issues whatsoever...
However, then try to copy the exact same file that was written to enclosure with 970 EVO or 970 EVO Plus NVMe, PCIe, M.2 to any other drive ( internal or external ) and the copy will start but ALWAYS files to complete... ALWAYS fails to complete no matter device / memory / drive it's being written to...
Irony is the Samsung T5 1TB enclosure with 1TB inside it NEVER FAILS when copying from it...
Also there are no thermo issues as I have fan blowing directly on enclosures and it's cool to cold during whole duration of copy...
More details below. I will update this review later...
Nothing to complain about except fact that this enclosure as well as the others below " ALWAYS " fail during middle of copying when trying to copy large files from the enclosure ( which are READS from Enclosure ) to any of the following drives when the enclosure is connected to a USB-C port that is Gen 2 10Gbps and also Thunderbolt...
Windows 10 Pro, Dell XPS 15 9550 & 9570 both systems: 32GB Mem, 1TB SSD NMVe, PCIe, M.2
Plug Sabrent Enclosure with 970 EVO Plus in Enclosure to USB-C port...
WRITES to the Enclosure are very, very fast as expected and never, ever fail or stop prematurely during writes ( copies ) to the enclosure...
However, when trying to copy ( for purpose of backing up file ) the exact same file that was just written to the enclosure, copy from enclosure fails in middle of copying from the enclosure to Internal Drive in XPS 15 ( NVMe, PCIe, M.2 SSD 1TB PM951 ) and it also fails in middle of copying from enclosure when copying to any of the following USB devices:
USB 3.1 devices: Seagate 5TB Portable, Seagate 8TB HUB, WD 4TB Portable
NVMe PCIe M.2 Internal Samsung PM951 1TB
I've tried numerous times, trying to copy from enclosure while it was in the USB-C Port I've retrimmed the internal drive in the XPS 15s before copying from enclosure and writing to the internal drives PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2...
It ALWAYS FAILS TO COPY same large file that was just written to enclosure. File sizes between 80GB to 450GB...
Steadily copies ( 100GB to 500GB+ ) file from enclosure to internal drive in XPS 15 at 750MB/s then abruptly starts slowing down, then stops 30%, 40%, 50%, 60% of way ( completed ), but never successfully completes copying...
IT NEVER COMPLETES COPYING FROM USB-C PORT SAME EXACT FILE THAT WAS WRITTEN TO IT TO ANY DEVICE....
HOWEVER, IF ENCLOSURE IS CONNECTED TO USB-A PORT USB 3.1 it will successfully copy from the enclosure the same file 90% of the time to any drive internal or external at approximately 375MB/s...
This enclosure isn't the only one affected. I've tried following enclosures and they all exhibit the same behavior so I suspect there's something about the USB-C port that saturates and dies during middle of copying... I saw other reports and reviews on web concerning iMac and MacBook Pro's Copies FROM the enclosures only work when not in a USB-C port USB 3.1 Gen 2
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None of this **** works! I bought three of these USB to NVME adapters and all of them have failed in one way or another.
The SSK HE-C325
The Plugable USBC-NVME
And the Sabrent EC-NVME
Here's what I learned.
I tested these adapters with three different NVME SSD brands on five different computers with both Windows and Linux. I experienced random power-offs, disconnects, USB bus errors, read timeouts, and other reliability problems. In one instance a desktop boot looped when the EFI tried detecting bootable drives, until I unplugged the adapter. In another case my laptop warned that a USB device had exceeded it's power draw limit. Sometimes they would work fine for awhile, and then they just wouldn't. Putting a short USB extension cable in between the drive and a USB port would often induce USB bus errors. Using front-panel USB ports, otherwise working fine with other devices, would cause similar problems.
All of these adapters were unreliable, and they all use the same chip manufacture inside. The SSK has a JMicron JMS562, and the Plugable and Sabrent use the JMicron JMS583.
Between my own tests and other reviews and comments I am guessing there is something fundamentally wrong with the JMicron chips. They randomly disconnect, cause USB bus errors, will make your computer boot loop, and I've even read a number of reviews claiming that they killed people's SSDs due to overheating, though I blame the enclosures for poor cooling more than the JMicron chip for that.
At this time there are four chips on the open market (that I am aware of) which provide this kind of NVME to USB bridge: JMicron JMS562, JMicron JMS583, Asmedia ASM2362, and Realtek RTL9210.
Unfortunately I don't have any experience with the Asmedia or Realtek chips.
There are very few choices for the Asmedia ASM2362 right now. Both UGreen and Syba have models using them here on Amazon, along with a pile of generic Chinese adapters. I have not tried these yet.
Realtek RTL9210 appears to be the newest chip and there are accordingly the fewest options available for it, but there are at least two adapters here on Amazon and the JEYI i9 GTR looks like the best one to try. Asus apparently has one coming to market soon too but it looks... gamer-ish. I have not tried anything with this chip yet either, but I plan on doing so.
FYI if you want smartmontools (smartctl) to check info on your adapter, you will need to use "-d sntjmicron" argument, and it will need to be version 7.0 or better. Future versions might not require the -d argument but for now it does.
Overheating is a real possibility with these adapters. Take it seriously. I do not recommend slide-in type covers like the SSK and Plugable use. Get a "sandwich" style adapter like the Sabrent. Both the SSK and Plugable included thermal pads with adhesive so strong I assume they were meant to be permanent, because there's no way you could get them off without ripping any label which might be on your SSD, which is exactly what happened to me. Additionally, the thermal pads just didn't do a great job of conducting heat from the SSD to the metal housing. In the case of both the SSK and the Plugable I was able to cause my Samsung 960 EVO to hit it's 77C thermal limit and then it started throttling performance. I was able to get this down to 70C with the Plugable by adding my own custom thermal pads on the top and bottom of the SSD, but it was ugly, difficult, and time consuming. Just do yourself a favor and go with an adapter with a clamshell/sandwich style housing.
The SSK adapter looked great but was the worst in regards to stability. It overdrew power on one of my laptop's USB ports and had the most stability/reliability problems.
The Plugable adapter worked great in some computers, but putting a short USB extension cable or using front-side-USB ports caused it to fail. The adhesive on the thermal pads was also a nightmare to get off.
In regards to the Sabrent EC-NVME, the USB C plug is too far recessed into the carrier, resulting in the cable making a poor connection. The plug on the cable can't be fully inserted because the wall of the aluminum carrier is too thick. This results in disconnects when I wiggled the cable or tried moving the adapter around on my desk.
If it wasn't for this, the Sabrent EC-NVME might be a pretty good adapter. It's a big heavy hunk of metal, so I'm sure it would suck up all the heat from the SSD, and you can put thermal pads on both sides. The latch and cover can rattle around a little bit, but I'm sure that could be solved with a little bit of tape or a dab of silicone. They just erred in the design by failing to use a USB port which would extrude slightly from the body so the cable could be fully inserted.
If you are interested, you might check out the discussion on AnandTech's forums titled "*STABLE* NVMe - USB Adapter?", thread ID "stable-nvme-usb-adapter.2572973". It seems I'm not the only one having trouble finding an adapter that actually works well.
I wasted hours on these adapters, and I feel bad for returning them all, but none of them are reliable.
An enclosure made from a solid chunk of metal I can use without extra tools? Sign me up!
The USB port is recessed and has two notches that prevent us from using any standard TB3 cable.. Just look closer at the pictures.
It also doesn't appear that they sell replacement cables that are compatible with this.
So what happens when I lose my cable or it breaks?
Buy a new enclosure? Modify my existing cables just to fit their completely non-standard port?
No thanks, Sabrent.
This is a complete dealbreaker for me.
Sending back for a refund.