Are you planning to upgrade to all Gen4 NVMe drives? What do you do with your old Gen3 drives? You could sell them, but you can also repurpose them into a portable M.2 enclosure. While there are many enclosures out there SilverStone’s MS12 sets itself apart as it makes use of a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface giving you 20 Gbps bandwidth and also its aluminum alloy casing which will help keep your drive nice and cool. Let’s take a look and see if this is the ultimate M.2 enclosure!
Special thanks to SilverStone for providing us with the MS12 NVMe M.2 Enclosure to review.
The SilverStone MS12 comes in a very nice retail box. On the front there is a picture of the enclosure and lets us know it using a Type-C interface and has speeds of 20 Gbps. Flipping over to the back we have a full list of specifications as well as information on the cooling protentional of the drive.
The front of the box sort of opens like a book and you can get a look at the enclosure before you buy and even more features are listed. Opening the box up and getting everything out we have the MS12 enclosure, a Type-C cable, hex screwdriver, thermal pads, and a set of hex screws.