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StarTech Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - NVMe or AHCI NGFF M-Key SSD
SKU# AC33826, Model# PEX8M2E2


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SKU # AC33826 | Model # PEX8M2E2 | Brand StarTech

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Install PCI Express M.2 SSDs (NVMe/AHCI) into a computer for read/write speeds up to 3GB/s and 2.8GB/s for single-drives or 2.4GB/s and 1.42GB/s (per drive) for 2 - Dual M.2 PCIe SSD adapter card extensively tested w/ Samsung 970 Evo / 950 Pro / SM951 and other 2242 2260 or 2280mm PCIe M-Key M.2 NGFF SSDs - Compatible w/ PCIe 1.0 2.0 3.0 (x8/x16) and Windows Linux and macOS incl. server/Legacy - Use M.2 SSDs individually or w/ software RAID 0 1 SPAN JBOD - Vented full and low-profile brackets

Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years Limited Warranty
Manufacturer Contact Info: http://www.StarTech.com.au,

Upgrade your system speed and performance with this Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter. It lets you add two high performance, enterprise-class PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSDs (NVMe and AHCI) into the PCIe 8-lane or larger slot of your desktop workstation or server.  Boost System Performance  The expansion card lets you take full advantage of the fast performance and compact size of PCIe M.2 internal solid-state drives. With the M.2 PCIe based?drives in place, the adapter?increases your storage capacity and gives your computer a significant speed boost, enhancing data transfer rates.  Access two M.2 PCIe SSDs simultaneously  The dual M.2 to PCIe expansion card employs a high-speed ASM2824 switch, allowing you to access two drives at the same time. Since the adapter card does not rely on PCIe bifurcation, it can easily be integrated into all systems, new and legacy.     The M.2 PCI express adapter also gives you the flexibility to access your M.2 PCIe SSDs individually. Or, you can utilize software RAID to build a RAID array to add redundancy or enhance system performance.  Wide System Compatibility   The adapter?connects directly to your computer motherboard to support two PCIe M.2 SSDs through a x8 PCIe expansion slot. The adapter?is compatible with PCIe 3.0 motherboards and is backward compatible with PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 1.0.  Supports a Wide Range of PCIe M.2 SSDs  The PCIe M.2 NGFF (M Key) adapter supports PCIe 3.0 NVMe and PCIe-AHCI M.2 SSDs including 2242, 2260, and 2280 drives, supporting the most common drive sizes: 42, 60, and 80 mm lengths.  Easy to Install  The expansion card comes with a full-profile bracket pre-installed, and includes a half-height / low-profile bracket, for installation in small form-factor computers.  Vented Brackets  Vented brackets on the PCIe M.2 NGFF SSD adapter card increases air flow to assist in heat dissipation.  The TAA compliant PEX8M2E2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support. 

Drive ConnectorsM.2 (PCIe, M-Key, AHCI/NVMe, NGFF)
Host ConnectorsPCI Express x8 Male
Other Interface(s)IDC (2 pin, Motherboard Header)
Humidity15% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Bus TypePCI Express
Chipset IDASMedia - ASM2824
Compatible Drive TypesM.2 (PCIe, AHCI, M-Key, NGFF)
M.2 (PCIe, NVMe, M-Key, NGFF)
Drive InstallationFixed
Drive Size22m - M.2 NGFF
InterfacePCI Express x8
Number of Drives2
Supported Drive Height(s)2242
Packaging Information
Package Height40 mm [1.6 in]
Package Length217 mm [8.5 in]
Package Width157 mm [6.2 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight201 g [7.1 oz]
Hot Swap CapabilityNo
Insertion Rating60 cycles
MTBF3336103 hours
Type and RatePCI Express 3.0 (8 Gbps)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height69.000
Product Length15.9 cm [6.3 in]
Product Width16.000
Weight of Product88.000
Description CDW 75 - 1st LineStarTech.com x8 Dual M.2 PCI Express 3.0 NVMe SSD Adapter Card - PCIe 3.0
OS CompatibilityOS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box
Included in PackageFull-Profile Bracket (Pre-installed)
Low-Profile Bracket
Quick-Start Guide
SSD Standoff and Installation Screws
x8 PCI Express to Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter

SKU # AC33826 | Model # PEX8M2E2

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