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nice unit for attaching a nvme drive to mb - not as fast through the pcie interface though - terrible instructions - you have to install using included spacer and screw from the back - instructions do not show this - very stupid!! - fast shipping
I’ve been building crypto rigs as a hobby for a while. Part of the fun/necessity is building a system as inexpensively as possible without dampening output. A big part of the challenge of economy is being able to get scraps from different dissected systems or parts purchased at discount for discount’s sake to all work together. Achieving compatibility is this thing’s game, and it’s at the top of it.
I’ve got a Pioneer (yes, you read that correctly), 256GB NVMe M.2 2280 Gen 3x4 SSD installed on this adapter. I was/am impressed on all fronts. I’m using the drive as an all-in-one operating Windows 10 with the additional hurdle of a need for 40GB of virtual memory. I have had zero issues with compatibility or latency, even on an older board with a bargain basement AMD CPU (Not that AMD is bargain basement, but the chip was the cheapest it offered from the Ryzen series at one time).
Installation was an absolute breeze. I simply plugged in the SSD secure it to the included metal – a nice touch considering all the rubber “quick install” risers around these days – with the included screwdriver, and popped it into a PCIe slot. I was off to the races as if the drive were in a built-in M.2 port and never looked back.
This particular build was the second time that one of these adapters saved me at least $50 (according to my count at the time of assembly) by enabling me to use the components that I had on hand.
I think this thing is great, and would recommend it to anyone who thinks they need it. I like it so much that I intend to order an extra one to keep in the toolbox just in case; because it’s nice to be able to get things to work together that weren’t designed to work together, especially when it can be achieved in a timely fashion.
I have an older HP workstation that predates M.2 SSD drives, and I REALLY wanted to add some high speed goodness to it for improving boot times. This adapter was super simple! Just assemble it using the screws and bracket (which are self explanatory if you've ever installed a card before), and then CAREFULLY mount the SSD to it. This actually took me a bit to figure out, I'm used to having a screw that holds down the SSD, this is more like a holding mount that it fits into which screws in on the back. But once I got it figured out, it installed fine and allowed me to initialize and format my SSD in Windows 10. Speed was good, about what it should be on a MB mounted nvme, but the only issue I'm having is figuring out how to boot Windows from it. It doesn't show up as a recognized boot device in my Bios, which isn't really the fault of the device and more an issue with my computer in particular. I'm still hoping I can figure that part out to make this work the way I wanted, but to be fair, this adapter is just claiming to add an NVME drive to my computer, which it DOES do.
I needed to add an SSD NVME device to my tower, and had a pci-e slot and not M2. When I noticed this device it seemed worth a try, and it works perfectly! easy to install, and no impact to speed at all that I can see. Actually seems to improve heat dissipation over direct install to the board. Perfect, and great price - will buy again!
This is a lifesaver as i have no more M.2 slots on my motherboard, i didn't even know this was possible until coming across this product and i couldn't be happier! I had a couple M.2's lying around waiting to be used and now i have 4TB extra for my computer!