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OWC allows you to create your own U.2 SSD using M.2 drives


OWC has Introduction The new adapter allows you to build a 2.5-inch U.2 SSD using mainstream NVMe M.2 drives. The U2 ShuttleOne adapter maintains the main advantage of U.2 SSD for typical users, but its price is only a small part of the price of U.2 drives.

OWC U2 ShuttleOne It is essentially a 2.5 inch/15 mm metal box that can accommodate M.2-2280 SSD (one of The best solid state drive, Maybe? ). The adapter contains a fairly simple motherboard with an M.2-2280 slot, a power management IC (PMIC) and a set of capacitors for hot plugging.

This adapter essentially connects the drive to the SFF-8639 connector and supports all the speeds of the U.2 interface (ie, PCIe 4.0 x4 interface supports up to 8 GB/s).

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U.2 SSDs are generally targeted for enterprise, mission-critical, and workstation applications, so they are very expensive compared to conventional M.2-2280 drives. Unlike the M.2 SSD used for client PCs, U.2 drives have higher durability, higher sustained performance, high capacity, better cooling, hot pluggability, and robustness.


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