The Satechi USB-C Aluminum Tool-Free Enclosure allows M.2 PCIe NVMe and SATA solid state drives to be easily added to a Mac. Place the SSD in the rugged enclosure and it’s ready to plug into a laptop or desktop’s USB-C port.
The accessory launched Tuesday and is available to purchase now.
Add storage with SSD and Satechi USB-C Aluminum Tool-Free Enclosure
M.2 PCIe NVMe and SATA solid state drives are widely available. These are physically somewhat small and add terabytes of storage capacity. But they’re designed for internal use and so require some form of enclosure, such as the one Satechi just introduced.
“The Tool-Free SSD Enclosure is made to easily connect to a computer to expand storage, upgrade systems, back up files, retrieve and recover data, and transfer data,” says Satechi. “From video editing to gaming, it is the ideal companion for high-speed data usage on PCs, Macs, or Linux devices.”
Data transfer speeds depend on the SSD. With an M.2 NVME it offers up to 10 Gbps via USB 3.1 Gen 2. With an M.2 SATA in the enclosure, it offers up to 6 Gbps via USB 3.1 Gen 1.
The body of the enclosure is aluminum and and designed to dissipate heat from the drive. And Satechi put “Tool-Free” right in the name. It fits SATA and NVMe in sizes 2242/2260/2280, such as M.2 NVMe/SATA PCIe M key and PCIe B&M key SSDs.
The Satechi USB-C Aluminum Tool-Free Enclosure is available now for $49.99.
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Those who would like an SSD enclosure that’s also a USB-C hub should check out the Cult of Mac review of the Satechi USB-C Slim Dock.