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StarTech.com 4x M.2 PCIe to TB3 Enclosure

StarTech.com 4x M.2 PCIe to TB3 Enclosure

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Quicklinx: GVKXWS00 Mfr#: M2E4BTB3
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Description

This Thunderbolt 3 to 4x M.2 PCIe SSD enclosure enables you to turn four M-Key PCI-Express based M.2 NVMe or AHCI solid state drives (SSDs) into a high-performance external storage solution. The SSD enclosure is self-powered with an included 72W EPS power supply that powers the enclosure, the connected drives, and provides up to 15W of power to any downstream Thunderbolt 3 devices. A 2.3 ft. (70 cm) Thunderbolt 3 Certified host cable is also included, to connect the enclosure to your computer.

  • High Performance M.2 Storage via 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3

    The enclosure is compatible with 80mm M.2 PCIe based (M-Key) single/double-sided SSDs. Create an external storage solution that utilizes the high-performance bandwidth available to your Thunderbolt 3 port, providing combined data transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps for up to four drives. The vented metal enclosure features thermal pads and a cooling fan to ensure your SSDs are operating at optimal temperatures.
  • Dedicated 8Gbps Throughput for Each Individual Drive

    A single 8 Gbps PCIe lane is dedicated to each connected drive. This ensures consistent read/write performance across the entire enclosure, regardless of individual drive activity. The enclosure also supports software RAID with storage management systems like Storage Spaces (Microsoft), RAID Assistant (macOS), or mdraid/mdadm (Linux). The support for software RAID, combined with exceptional drive performance, makes this the ideal enclosure for creative professionals working with large files such as high-resolution graphics, video, and CAD files.
  • Thunderbolt Certified

    This enclosure is Thunderbolt Certified to ensure an optimal user experience and compatibility when connected to a Thunderbolt 3 host device, such as a MacBook Pro 16, 13, Air, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon / T Series, Dell XPS / Latitude / Precision or HP EliteBook. The external drive enclosure is also forward compatible with Thunderbolt 4 devices (at Thunderbolt 3 performance).
  • Additional Ports for Workspace Flexibility

    The enclosure features a DisplayPort output port, enabling you to connect a DisplayPort monitor to your computer through the Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, with resolutions up to 4K 60Hz. The enclosure also features a downstream Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy chaining an additional TB3 device or connect an additional TB3 compatible display (up to 5K 60Hz). M2E4BTB3 is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty, with free lifetime North American based multilingual technical support. Notes: • This device is not compatible with SATA based (B-Keyed or M+B Keyed) M.2 solid state drives. • This device does not support Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 1 host devices using interface adapters. • This device only supports 80mm M.2 SSDs. • Connected downstream devices share bandwidth with connected SSDs and may reduce overall data transfer performance when connected. • Apple Mac computers with M1 processors can only support one external display connected through the SSD enclosure. However, Apple Mac computers with Intel or M1 Max / Pro processors can support dual external displays connected through the SSD enclosure.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
StarTech.com 4 Bay Thunderbolt 3 NVMe Enclosure, For M.2 NVMe Solid State Drives, 1x DisplayPort Video & 2x TB3 Downstream Ports, Up to 40Gbps, 72W Power Supply - 4 Bay M.2 SSD External Hard Drive Enclosure (M2E4BTB3) - storage enclosure - M.2 NVMe Card / PCIe (NVMe) - Thunderbolt 3
Device Type
Storage enclosure - external
Bus Type
Thunderbolt 3
Colour
Black
Localisation
Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North Africa, United Kingdom, Europe
Expansion Bays
4 x internal - M.2 NGFF 2280
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
M.2
Interface
M.2 NVMe Card / PCIe (NVMe)
Data Transfer Rate
40 GBps
Supported Devices
Solid state drive
Max Storage Devices Qty
4
Power Source
USB bus
Power
AC 110-120 V
Dimensions (WxDxH)
16 cm x 12 cm x 2 cm
Weight
610 g


Detailed Specification

General

Device Type
Storage enclosure - external
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
M.2
Host Bus
Thunderbolt 3
Colour
Black
Localisation
Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North Africa, United Kingdom, Europe

Storage Controller

Interface
M.2 NVMe Card / PCIe (NVMe)
Data Transfer Rate
40 GBps
Supported Devices
Solid state drive
Max Storage Devices Qty
4

Expansion / Connectivity

Bays
4 x internal - M.2 NGFF 2280
Interfaces
1 x DisplayPort - DisplayPort (external) , 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 (NVMe) - M.2 M key (internal)
Connections
1 x Thunderbolt 3 - 24 pin USB-C

Miscellaneous

Cables Included
1 x Thunderbolt 3 cable - external - 70 cm
Features
LED indicator, supports AHCI mode, S.M.A.R.T. support, TRIM support, 4Kn drive compatible
MTBF
50,000 hours

Power

Power Source
USB bus
Type
Power adapter
Voltage Required
AC 110-120 V

Dimensions & Weight

Width
16 cm
Depth
12 cm
Height
2 cm
Weight
610 g

Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)

Shipping Width
23.4 cm
Shipping Depth
15.7 cm
Shipping Height
13.2 cm
Shipping Weight
620 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
45 °C
Humidity Range Operating
20 - 80%
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