Monday, September 27th 2021

Akasa Introduces USB 3.2 NVMe M.2 External Drive Enclosure

Akasa, just released a new aluminium enclosure for M.2 drives. This iteration of Akasa's M.2 range of enclosures is packed full of the latest features such as USB 3.2 Generation 2x2 connectivity, UASP support and a brand-new tool-free design, and is built for the ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to a massive 20 Gb/s. The enclosure is machined out of high quality aluminium, functioning as a heatsink to draw away excess heat from the drive. A thermal pad is included with the package to allow the best possible heat dissipation.

Also included in the box is a high-quality, braided, USB-C to USB-C cable, which is durable enough to withstand the constant daily use this enclosure is designed for. The tool-free design includes two high-quality metal thumb screws, strong enough to effortlessly hold your M.2 drive, and provide a sleek appearance to the enclosure. A simple yet effective rubber tab holds the drive down, whilst the updated design means the aluminium heatsink can fully contact the thermal pad and work efficiently.
The PCB is NMVe compatible and will work with all generations of USB. The best performance can be achieved by inserting the enclosure to a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, where speeds of up to 20 Gbps will make transferring data such as full 4K movies, Adobe Premier files, or triple-A games within a few minutes. Akasa's newest enclosure is perfect for a range of professions and applications such as videographers, gamers on-the-go, or cost-effective fast-access back up storage.

Pricing & Availability

The M.2 NVMe SSD to USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 aluminium Enclosure (AK-ENU3M2-07) is now available and starts at
£ 66.00/ € 69.95.
Source: Akasa
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11 Comments on Akasa Introduces USB 3.2 NVMe M.2 External Drive Enclosure

#1
Prima.Vera
What?! 70€ without taxes for a stupid case?!? WTF?! o_O :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::kookoo::kookoo:
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#2
Ferd
20gbs , that’s great , i was looking for something like this for a DIY E-gpu enclosure,will have to look up the chip they used on it
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#3
Chaitanya
Prima.VeraWhat?! 70€ without taxes for a stupid case?!? WTF?! o_O :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::kookoo::kookoo:
Do you know any cheaper USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps enclosures?
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TheLostSwede
Ferd20gbs , that’s great , i was looking for something like this for a DIY E-gpu enclosure,will have to look up the chip they used on it
And you're planning on writing you own driver for it? You can't plug a GPU in over USB, with or without bridge chip.
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Yukikaze
Ferd20gbs , that’s great , i was looking for something like this for a DIY E-gpu enclosure,will have to look up the chip they used on it
1. This won't work for an eGPU DIY enclosure. This isn't Thunderbolt.
2. You can already buy the ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 and build an enclosure around it, or a Thunderbolt to m.2 adapter (around 70$ on Amazon, less on sales) and plug the ADT-Link R43SG (which is the m.2 to PCIe x16 riser part), so there's no need to wait for anything if you want to put one together.
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#6
Ferd
TheLostSwedeAnd you're planning on writing you own driver for it? You can't plug a GPU in over USB, with or without bridge chip.
I actually totally missed that it’s not thunderbolt
Yukikaze1. This won't work for an eGPU DIY enclosure. This isn't Thunderbolt.
2. You can already buy the ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 and build an enclosure around it, or a Thunderbolt to m.2 adapter (around 70$ on Amazon, less on sales) and plug the ADT-Link R43SG (which is the m.2 to PCIe x16 riser part), so there's no need to wait for anything if you want to put one together.
Thanks for the reminder, yeah I was looking into adt, at this point it’s just about aesthetics, if I can’t find a nicer looking thunderbolt enclosure I’ll go with that
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#7
Tardian
I think it looks like a masterpiece of industrial design.
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#8
Valantar
It's great to see more 20Gbps NVMe enclosures, but I really wish OEMs would stop using these cheap extruded aluminium slide-in designs. Why? I mean, sure, they're robust and look like they cool well. But the slide-in drive mounting means effective thermal coupling between the SSD and enclosure is entirely impossible, rendering the finned outside utterly useless. Also, extruded aluminium is dirt cheap, yet it keeps being touted as somehow being a permium mode of enclosure design? Yeah, not buying that. Designs like the Silverstone MS12 are far superior, even if they don't look as good (given the need for fasteners on the larger faces).
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#9
zlobby
Only that you can't even update the SSD firmware with those things...
TardianI think it looks like a masterpiece of industrial design.
Agree to disagree.
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Valantar
ChaitanyaDo you know any cheaper USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps enclosures?
Silverstone MS12 is ~€66 on Amazon.de. Roughly the same, in other words. Found it a bit cheaper elsewhere too, though still above 60.
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