Sabrent NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express Adapter Card Review

I love M.2 NVMe storage! So much so that in my main system all I have is M.2 NVMe storage! You can’t argue with the speed of these drives as well as the fact they don’t take up any space in your system. The thing about M.2 storage is that you are limited by the number of drives you can install based on the amount of M.2 slots available on your motherboard. Most of the time it is two, sometimes three. So what do you do if you want more M.2 storage? Get an NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express adapter card of course! Today we are checking out one from Sabrent!

Special thanks to Sabrent for sending us over their NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express Adapter Card to review.

Features

• Enjoy extremely fast transfer speeds via PCIe lanes.
• SSD Bus interface: NVMe (NOT compatible with SATA M.2 SSD).
• SSD form factor: M.2 M-Key (NOT compatible with B-Key SSD).
• PCI Express Physical interface:
PCIe x16/x8/x4 slot. Logical Interface / PCIe Lanes: X4.
• Compatible Sizes: 2230 / 2242 / 2260 / 2280.
• NOTE: It will not fit the PCIe x1 slot.
• All necessary screws are included.

System requirements

• A computer and BIOS (usually set to AHCI) compatible with NVMe SSD over PCIe lanes.
• Windows 7 with Microsoft’s Hotfixes for NVMe SSD.
• Windows 8 and above.
• Linux.
• If after installation you get a yellow exclamation mark under the Device Manager, you may need to get an additional driver from your SSD’s manufacturer.

Packaging

The Sabrent NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express Adapter Card comes in a small box, not much larger than the adapter card itself. On the front there is a picture of the adapter.

Sabrent NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express Adapter Card

Flipping over to the back there is a list of features as well as a picture of the unit taken apart.

Sabrent NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express Adapter Card

Getting everything out of the box we have the NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express Adapter Card a small screwdriver, and an installation guide.

Sabrent NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express Adapter Card

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