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rsutter

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Hello All,
I recently purchased from New Egg a RIITOP NVME to USB C Gen2 10Gb Adapter Enclosure;
PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD to USB 3.1 Type C Converter Case in Black (Thunderbolt 3 Compatible)
My goal was to be able to add an external M.2 SSD to my Lenovo X1 Yoga laptop. 

I inserted a 512Gb Samsung 950 PRO M.2 V-NAND SSD in the enclosure and then transferred a 2.20Gb .mp4 file from the Lenovo desktop to this device.  The transfer took 5.0 seconds.

For comparison of this transfer rate with other media, see my post, http://slobytes.org/smf/index.php?topic=257.0

The device currently sells for $46.95 at https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6V882E8294
The price is good through 3/14/19

One caveat.  The enclosure is held together by 4 very very small Phillips screws.  The drive comes with a screwdriver for removing the screws in order to insert the M.2 drive.  I found it extremely difficult to remove the screws.  Not wanting to strip the tiny Phillips heads, I used a minuscule amount of Liquid Wrench, I was able to remove 3 of them.  I doubt that Superman's big brother could remove the fourth screw.
 
Fortunately, I only needed to remove the two screws on the end of the enclosure with the USB-C connection in order to access the carrier.
I had no difficulty in re-inserting the screws. 

Ralph Sutter

« Last Edit: March 05, 2019, 08:53:44 AM by rsutter »

Alan J. Raul

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Re: RIITOP M.2 NVMe to USB C Enclosure External USB 3.1 to PCI-e
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 09:06:04 AM »
How did we ever live with those 5400 RPM spinning hard drives?