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3-Port M.2 SSD (NGFF) Adapter Card - 1 x PCIe (NVMe) M.2, 2 x SATA III M.2 - PCIe 3.0
StarTech ID: PEXM2SAT32N1
This 3-port M.2 SSD adapter card is one of the only cards that supports both PCIe and SATA-based M.2 SSDs
(solid-state drives). It’s a versatile way to expand the overall storage capacity of your desktop PC or server.
Plus, because it supports a high-speed PCIe M.2 drive, you can increase the speed and performance of your
computer.
Increase the storage of your desktop PC
If you need a simple and discreet way to expand your computer’s storage, then this card can help. The card
provides a platform for adding up to three M.2 SSDs to virtually any computer that has a PCIe slot. It supports
common M.2 SATA SSDs, as well as newer high-performance M.2 PCIe drives. Now, you have a simple and
effective way to expand the storage of your computer, regardless of the M.2 drive types you are using.
Optimize your computer’s performance
When you couple this card with a PCI Express based M.2 drive, you can give your computer’s performance a
noticeable speed boost. With support for PCI Express 3.0 (up to approximately 40Gbps), you can install the
latest high-performance M.2 PCIe SSDs inside your computer. With faster performance, you can get more work
done in less time.
Peace of mind, with simple and cost-effective data recovery
Due to their performance and size advantages, M.2 drives are commonly used in laptops. If your laptop has
failed, but its M.2 drive is still functional, then this card can help with data recovery. Once the M.2 drive is
installed and the data recovery is complete, you can continue to use the drive for storage and backup purposes.
Leverage the size and speed of M.2 drives
This M.2 card lets you take advantage of the size and performance benefits of NGFF M.2 SSDs. M.2 drives are
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smaller than typical platter drives or mSATA-based SSDs, so you can install them in small form-factor PCs and
servers, or in tighter areas within your computer case.
Supports a wide range of drives
You can rest assured that your M.2 SSDs are compatible with the adapter card. It supports the most common
drive sizes, including, 2280, 2260, 2242 and 2230.
The PEXM2SAT32N1 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Applications
Increase the internal storage capacity of your standard or small form-factor computer
Access and recover data from almost any M.2 SSD, such as drives pulled from laptops and other
computers
Optimize your system for I/O intensive applications such as office suites, photo and video editing, and
media players
Install the card as a vital hardware component when upgrading or building your computer
Features
Expand the storage and improve the performance of your computer, with slots for two M.2 SATA SSDs
and one M.2 PCIe SSD
Supports PCI Express 3.0 (x4), ideal for a high-performance M.2 PCIe SSD (NVMe)
SATA slots feature a passthrough design, so your drives can connect to the SATA ports on your host PC
Full bandwidth is available for each M.2 drive simultaneously (up to approximately 40Gbps for M.2 PCIe
drives, and up to 6Gbps for M.2 SATA III drives)
Wide installation compatibility, with support for a range of M.2 drives (2280, 2260, 2242, 2230)
Adjustable stand-offs and multiple mounting holes support 80 mm, 60 mm, 42 mm, and 30 mm SSDs
OS independent with no drivers required, for a fast, hassle-free setup
Equipped with a full-profile bracket, includes a low-profile (half-height bracket) for installation in small
form-factor computers
Installs into x4, x8, or x16 PCIe slots
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Technical Specifications
Warranty
Bus Type
Card Type
Industry
Standards
Industry
Standards
Interface
Interface
Interface
Port Style
Ports
ATAPI
Support
Bootable
MTBF
Port Multiplier
RAID
Type and
Rate
Connector
Type(s)
Internal Ports
Internal Ports
OS
Compatibility
Note
2 Years
PCI Express
Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Serial ATA 3.0 specification - SATA I/II/III (1.5/3/6Gbps)
PCI Express 3.0
M.2 SATA (NGFF)
SATA
M.2 PCIe (NVMe)
Integrated on Card
3
Yes
Yes
50,000 Hours
No
No
SATA III (6 Gbps)
1 - PCI Express x4 Male
3 - M.2 (NGFF, B-Key) Receptacle
2 - SATA (7 pin; Data) Plug
OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required
Note: When installed in a compatible operating system, the card is natively supported and
doesn’t require any additional drivers or software. However, your operating system must natively
support PCIe SSDs (NVMe - Non-Volatile Memory Express).
The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. If used with PCI Express
Gen 1.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 2.5Gbps per lane. If used with PCI Express
Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5Gbps per lane.
A computer enabled with PCI Express (PCIe), and an available PCI Express x4, x8, or x16 slot
System and
Cable
Requirements
System and One or two SATA host ports on the host computer (for example, the SATA controller card, or the
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Cable
motherboard SATA ports inside of your computer)
Requirements
System and An operating system that natively supports PCIe SSDs (NVMe), such as:
Cable
- Windows® 7 and later
Requirements - Mac OS 10.10.3 and later
LED
3 - M.2 drive status/activity
Indicators
LED
1 - Power
Indicators
Humidity
20%~80% RH (Non-condensing)
Operating
5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Temperature
Storage
-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Temperature
Product
4.7 in [120 mm]
Height
Product
4.7 in [120 mm]
Length
Product
1.6 oz [46 g]
Weight
Product
0.8 in [20 mm]
Width
Shipping
4.3 oz [122 g]
(Package)
Weight
Included in
1 - 3-port M.2 NGFF SSD adapter card
Package
Included in
1 - low-profile bracket
Package
Included in
3 - M.2 mounting screws
Package
Included in
3 - M.2 mounting standoffs
Package
Included in
3 - M.2 mounting nuts
Package
Included in
1 - screwdriver
Package
Included in
1 - quick-start guide
Package
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Certifications, Reports and Compatibility
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