Dual NVMe PCIe adapter

This Dual NVMe PCIe adapter allows installing two M2 NVMe SSDs onto on PCIe 8-lane slot. The two SSDs can be used as two individual drives or be combined to form RAID volume using the software RAID utility from the OS. When configured as a RAID 0 volume, the performance of the SSD is almost doubled. It is low cost solution for doubling the storage capacity and the performance of the NVMe SSD.

 

Samples of performance measurements by CrystalDiskMark

The RAID 0 in the test result below is software RAID created by the Windows 10 OS. The controller itself does not have built-in RAID function

Individual SSD performance
(Samsung 960 EV0 NVme SSD) 

RAID 0 of two M2 NVMe SSD
(2 x Samsung 960 EV0 NVme SSD)

  • Install two PCIe-NVMe or PCIe-AHCI M.2 SSDs onto one PCIe 8-lane slot
  • Supports PCIe Gen3 M.2 NGFF 80mm, 60mm, 42mm SSD
  • Maximum throughput: 80 Gbps
  • 2x M.2 NGFF type 2280-D5-M M Key socket on board
  • Supports dual-sided SSD module 1.5mm component height on the top and bottom side
  • Compliant with PCI Express 3.0
  • Pin header on board for drive activity LED connection
  • Support L1 Power Management Substates with CLKREQ
  • Low Profile PCIe Form Factor
  • Regular size PCIe bracket on board and Low Profile bracket included
  • OS requirement:
  • *Note:

    M2 NVMe or PCIe SSD is not the same as the M2 SATA SSD. M2 SATA SSD can be installed into this adapter but will not be operable. The M2 NVMe or PCIe SSD communicates via PCIe BUS and the data throughput depends on the speed of the M2 media and the PCIe BUS. A 4-Lane PCIe 1.0 slot has a maximum speed limit of 10 Gbps whereas a 4-Lane PCIe 3.0 slot supports a maximum speed of 40 Gbps.

    NVMe SSD installation:

    1. BIOS in some older system may not support NVMe Express. A system with UEFI BIOS may be required. Please verify with your system manufacturer to confirm the support of NVMe Express in the PCIe slot.
    2. Software driver is required for installing 2.5" NVMe U.2 SSD. You may contact the SSD manufacturer web site to download the necessary driver for your OS
  • 2x M.2 NGFF type 2280-D5-M M Key socket on board
  • Movable M.2 NGFF stand-off to secure M2 NVMe or PCIe-AHCI SSD in 80, 60 and 42 mm length
  • Total throughput up to 80 Gbps (1,000 MB/sec) in PCIe 3.0 slot
  • Dimension (W x L x H): ~ 56 x 159 x 15 mm (2.2 x 6.26 x 0.59 in.) maximum measurement not including the PCI bracket.
  • Weight: ~86 g (3.03 oz)
  • Operating temperature and humidity: 0 - 60 degree C, 5 - 90% RH
  • Storage Temperature and humidity: -20 - 70 degree C, 0 - 95 % RH non-condensing
  • Fully RoHS compliant

 

 

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AD2M2NVMPX8 - (2 M2 NVMe SSD PCIe 8-Lane adapter)
Content: Adapter for connecting two (2) M2 NVMe SSD to an 8-Lane PCIe 3.0 slot, user guide
Price: 155.00

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