Tuesday, October 10th 2017

SilverStone MS09C Converts Your M.2 SSDs into USB 3.1 Flash Drives

SilverStone rolled out the SST-MS09C, an interesting accessory that converts M.2 SATA SSDs into USB 3.1 flash-drives. The accessory, shaped like a large flash drive, features an aluminium body, and encloses a PCB with an M.2 B-key slot. You can install drives up to 80 mm (M.2-2280) in length. The VIA Labs VL715 controller at the heart of this device connects to your drive over SATA 6 Gbps, converting it to 10 Gbps USB 3.1 gen 2. You cannot install M-key (PCIe/NVMe) drives. Measuring 110 mm (W) x 9 mm (H) x 26 mm (D), it dry-weighs about 33 g. Its type-A USB 3.1 connector is mechanically retractable. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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11 Comments on SilverStone MS09C Converts Your M.2 SSDs into USB 3.1 Flash Drives

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btarunr
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cucker tarlson said:
can I put two in RAID0 ?
In soft-RAID, sure. But since each of these is its own 1-port SATA AHCI controller with a drive attached, you can't do "hard" or bootable RAIDs.
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cucker tarlson
btarunr said:
In soft-RAID, sure. But since each of these is its own 1-port SATA AHCI controller with a drive attached, you can't do "hard" or bootable RAIDs.
;)
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bug
This is wide enough to block ports to its left and/or right (not a fault of the enclosure, SSDs are wide), but otherwise a nice product. My gut feeling tells me it will be priced out of usefulness though.
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#5
Prima.Vera
Can I use this as a USB boot? I don't see why not tbh...
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#6
Assimilator
Enclosures like these have been available on Ebay forever...
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#7
CheapMeat
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Enclosures like these have been available on Ebay forever...
Cool, so trust some random Chinese brand vs Silverstone. I'll pick Silverstone.
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
It is just a SATA M.2 B key box. I have had a 3.1 SATA box for a while now. They sell them at most big box stores even...
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kanecvr
bug said:
This is wide enough to block ports to its left and/or right (not a fault of the enclosure, SSDs are wide), but otherwise a nice product. My gut feeling tells me it will be priced out of usefulness though.
You mean a pointless product. Taking a 1000-2000 mb/s capable M2 drive and sticking it into a USB 3.0 or 3.1 enclosure witch is significantly slower then the PCI-E bus M2 drives use makes no sense to me. Not to mention M2 drives are expensive as all hell compared to SATA3 SSDs.
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StrayKAT
kanecvr said:
You mean a pointless product. Taking a 1000-2000 mb/s capable M2 drive and sticking it into a USB 3.0 or 3.1 enclosure witch is significantly slower then the PCI-E bus M2 drives use makes no sense to me. Not to mention M2 drives are expensive as all hell compared to SATA3 SSDs.
Agreed. Although I do actually have a spare M.2 . I'm one of the few weirdos who could actually find a use for the thing. I'd rather just put it in another machine though.
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bug
kanecvr said:
You mean a pointless product. Taking a 1000-2000 mb/s capable M2 drive and sticking it into a USB 3.0 or 3.1 enclosure witch is significantly slower then the PCI-E bus M2 drives use makes no sense to me. Not to mention M2 drives are expensive as all hell compared to SATA3 SSDs.
Not sure what you're talking about. This takes M.2 SATA drives which cost virtually the same as 2.5" SATA drives. It's right there in the article.
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