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Question Needing M.2 to Sata adapters - too many different devices

hkopp

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Ok, with all of the different types of connectors I'm having a tough time finding what I need. I have the 2 M.2's and need to make sure I buy the right adapter for them. We use a SATA connection to erase them on donated systems. Would this work for the one?

 

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NewMaxx

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If you're converting M.2 SATA to 2.5" SATA then you can use a Sabrent enclosure, I detail it here. If the drives are M.2 PCIe, there's no way to convert to SATA. Keep in mind you can get M.2 SATA to USB as well.
 

NewMaxx

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Which was my "if the drives are M.2 PCIe, there's no way to convert to SATA" point. That SSD looks to be M-key, that is PCIe, correct me if I'm wrong. You would require an adapter or enclosure, but it will not work over SATA. The SX6000NP from above is also PCIe, by the way, unless I misunderstand you.

edit yes looking at the various pictures there's definitely PCIe/NVMe drives in there, you will have to convert to USB or PCIe (adapter/slot)
 
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hkopp

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Which was my "if the drives are M.2 PCIe, there's no way to convert to SATA" point. That SSD looks to be M-key, that is PCIe, correct me if I'm wrong. You would require an adapter or enclosure, but it will not work over SATA. The SX6000NP from above is also PCIe, by the way, unless I misunderstand you.

edit yes looking at the various pictures there's definitely PCIe/NVMe drives in there, you will have to convert to USB or PCIe (adapter/slot)
Can you provide a link to an adapter? I keep looking at them but want to make sure I purchase the right one. Since they are NGFF it is confusing. If there is an adapter from the card to a different type m.2 interface that would plug into a SATA connection that would be best for me, since we use it on a board with many SATA connections to wipe their data. If not, then an adapter to USB would suffice.
 

hkopp

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Which was my "if the drives are M.2 PCIe, there's no way to convert to SATA" point. That SSD looks to be M-key, that is PCIe, correct me if I'm wrong. You would require an adapter or enclosure, but it will not work over SATA. The SX6000NP from above is also PCIe, by the way, unless I misunderstand you.

edit yes looking at the various pictures there's definitely PCIe/NVMe drives in there, you will have to convert to USB or PCIe (adapter/slot)
The Sabrent you listed in that link states it doesnt support PCIe either.

"Note: It doesn’t support M.2 PCIe NVMe or M.2 PCIe AHC "
 

NewMaxx

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I know. You originally asked for SATA...but you can find PCIe adapters...but you cannot run PCIe drives over SATA in that manner.
 

hkopp

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I know. You originally asked for SATA...but you can find PCIe adapters...but you cannot run PCIe drives over SATA in that manner.
So this could not be used in one of my other m.2 - sata adapters...correct?


or this one:


For these modules:
 

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NewMaxx

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Different drives require different adapters. For M.2 PCIe to USB you'd use something like this. (it comes with both USB-C and USB-A cables) You can also use an adapter for a PCIe slot, like this. This is only for the M key drives, though. The 18-pin drives require something else, like your second link. The first link would be converting M.2 SATA to 18-pin.
 

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