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who makes a decent m.2 adapter?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by ExoMale, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. ExoMale

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 9, 2016

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    Location: Gloucestershire

    going from someones thread has given me the idea to eventually use one of these as i do like less cables as the better ha, but who makes the decent ones you would trust quality drives with?

    im thinking normal ssd versions ie a 2nd kingspec for example if i got a nvme boot replacement and not in any sort of raid profile.
     
  2. mikeo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 17, 2005

    Posts: 2,469

    Location: Scotlandshire

    Akasa M.2 SSD to PCIe Adapter Card

    Been running one for months. No problem/issues.
     
  3. ExoMale

    Mobster

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    Location: Gloucestershire

    Thanks for reply, i will check that out.

    Do you run normal ssd or the nvme types and standalone or in raid? Just for comparison.
     
  4. mikeo

    Wise Guy

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    Nvme stand alone as a data drive (it's a spare sm951 that I had hanging around). Benchmarks just as fast as when in a dedicated M2 slot.

    I would not bother with the version that has the heat sink though. If you have decent case air flow, cooling should be fine.
     
  5. pp111

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 22, 2018

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    I have used loads of the Akasa and they are just fine.
     
  6. MartinPrince

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 14, 2018

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    Used one without issue on an older board without M.2 and a modded bios and it worked fine for me as well.