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UGREEN M.2 NGFF SSD Aluminum Enclosure, USB C 3.1 M2 Caddy, External USB C M2 SATA Drive Enclosure Case for B+M/B Key NGFF SSD 2230/2242/2260/2280, Compatible with Crucial WD EVO PS4 Xbox Laptop

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Basically, if you are installing it into an external USB enclosure the fastest drive isn't worth much. The quality of the USB enclosure provides more of a boost than the fastest NVMe drive will. Generally if the drive is readable I'll boot off a custom WinPE disk I built and run USMT to salvage the user profile data to a compressed MIG store. Then I'll replace the drive or laptop, re-image, and restore the salvaged profile. So the faster the drive is the faster I can complete these tasks. Which makes users happier. I've been using a M2 Sata enclosure, but I also have 2.5" external cables that let me plug a 2.5" directly into a USB port. Cheap PNY 8GB commodity drive. Thing was so damned slow I changed it to 512GB and only ran 1 pass. Thats not a mistake, the random write tests are slow low as to not even register. RND4KQ32T16 is something like .0003MB/s.

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The PCIe NVMe SSD drive FlexBay has the physical data and power connector to allow a SATA or SAS drive to be physically installed. However, the FlexBay is only configured to communicate with PCIe NVMe SSDs. SATA or SAS drives installed in this FlexBay will not work due to an incompatibility with the drive controller. I don't have any of the benchmark screen shots, I'd have to grab a virgin drive and test to snag them. Since I finally got these benches done. Here's the comparison of the same drives internally installed vs external.


Yeah, thats pretty similar to the bench I did in the enclosure. Though for time I limited the run to 3 instead of 5. Don't forget that having ultimate external drive performance won't help the source drive be any faster than whatever its interface is limited to. To accommodate devices with different USB ports, the M.2 SSD enclosure is engineered to convert to a USB Type-C port, offering flexibility of being used on different platforms with either USB Type-A or Type-C port.

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Next is the fastest USB thumb drive I own. These predate me having the USB External M2 adapters. So I used to use them for salvage. Most of the time now they run various bootable things. But the read/write speeds are still impressive for a true USB Thumb drive. Sandisk Extreme 64GB (CZ80) Dell Precision Workstation 5820 / 7820 / 7920 PCIe NVMe FlexBay Slots Will Not Detect SATA / SAS Drives http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/visiontek-pro-solid-state-drive-500-gb-internal-m2-2280-pci-express-31-x4-nvme/apd/aa133375/storage-drives-mediaNOTE:Even though Dell Hosted Images have USB3 drivers slip streamed in, they may not include the IRST driver (also known as the F6 driver). As a result, the IRST driver must be applied manually during the Windows install process. How do I install the little box box this person is inserting into this computer. I need to access the nvme controller of a precision 5820 in the flex bay. Just like in the picture, just like in the video. I actually did a bunch cause it I was a bit bored at work. I did a Sandisk Extreme 64GB, Sandisk Ultra Flare 32GB, Samsung EVO 850 1TB 2.5", Intel SSD Pro 2500 256GB SATA too.

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