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

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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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can I put two in RAID0 ?
 

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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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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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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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Can I use this as a USB boot? I don't see why not tbh...
 
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Enclosures like these have been available on Ebay forever...
 

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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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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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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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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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Not where I'm from. Here m2 drives are at least 40% more expensive then SATA drives.
 

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Not where I'm from. Here m2 drives are at least 40% more expensive then SATA drives.
I'm pretty sure you're mixing up M.2 and NVMe.
 
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I'm not. Cheapest 240GB M2 SSD I can find locally is 412 RON (~100$) made by sislicon power. Cheapest 240GB SATA3 SSD I can find is a Biostar model for 320 RON (~80$). A couple of months ago, the price difference was ~40%.
 

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