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Author Topic: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor  (Read 860 times)

tiffy

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M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« on: February 05, 2019, 05:45:47 PM »

Trying to source a M.2 SSD to SATA adaptor which is compatable with all key formats (B, M & B+M) and protocols (SATA, PCIe & NVMe) all in one unit, mSATA not really a requirement.

I found this which will do mSATA, M.2 NGFF B/B&M keys but not NVMe/PCIe, M key format:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073JC61ZV

Or this which appears to do NVMe/PCIe, M key format only:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-M-2-U-2-Adapter-SFF-8639/dp/B073W65QX6

I appreciate that speed benefits of NVMe/PCIe will not be realised using a SATA/USB-3 adaptor, the set up will only be used for SSD checking, cloning etc on a test bed.

Would be nice to have an "all in one" unit at a reasonable cost if that is possible, I already have a SATA/USB-3 adaptor with external PSU connection.

[Moderator edited to simplify the two links.]
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 06:22:22 PM by burakkucat »
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tiffy

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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 11:48:12 PM »

Thanks b*cat for sorting the links.
Yes, the second link especially was indeed overly complex.

In fact I was intending to post a help request with respect to hyper-link re-naming within posts which I have tried to do without success so far.

To date when trying to rename a hyper-link within a post which has been externally sourced, ie, not a link to another kitz forum post, I copy to a Word document, rename there to something relevant and shorter with view to then copying to the post in progress, however, always end up with the full original URL again regardless of the method of copy & paste deployed.
Obviously doing something wrong, pointers to correct method appreciated.

Have noted that you always have very tidy and relevant hyper-links in your posts so I'am sure you are the man with the knowledge.
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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 12:00:52 AM »

Code: [Select]
[url=https://en.wikipedia.org]English Wikipedia[/url]

Gives:
English Wikipedia

If thats what you were asking?
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burakkucat

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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 12:07:10 AM »

I never use the clickable icons, two rows above the compose/edit box, but always type them out . . . I've been doing "it" for so long "it" is an automatic, reflex, reaction.

Suppose the actual site url is "example.net" and, in my post, I wish to embed it with the name "mumbo-jumbo" displayed. I would type the following --

[url=http://example.net/]mumbo-jumbo[/url]

and the result will be --

mumbo-jumbo

So for your first link I might type --

[url=https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073JC61ZV]mSATA, M.2 NGFF B/B&M keys but not NVMe/PCIe, M key format[/url]

which would give --

mSATA, M.2 NGFF B/B&M keys but not NVMe/PCIe, M key format

and for your second link I might type --

[url=https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-M-2-U-2-Adapter-SFF-8639/dp/B073W65QX6]NVMe/PCIe, M key format only[/url]

which would give --

NVMe/PCIe, M key format only

[Edit: I see johnson's fingers are quicker than my paws!]
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jelv

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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 12:33:45 AM »

The easy way using burakkucat's first example:
You have to be in the WYSIWYG view mode to do this.
  • Type the text you want to be the clickable link (mumbo-jumbo)
  • Highlight the text and then click the Insert Hyperlink button
  • A pop-up box appears for you to paste/key the URL (http://example.net/)
  • Click OK and the job is done.
If you toggle view to see all the BBCode you will see it has generated

[url=http://example.net/]mumbo-jumbo[/url]

as given by the previous posters.
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tiffy

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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 12:41:39 PM »

Many thanks to all for the tutorials much appreciated, as with all things in life, quite easy when you know how !

With the options offered, the method I find easiest is:

Click "Insert Hyperlink" icon.
Paste the copied URL into link.
Edit the link to modify brackets and insert desired name.

Just to prove I've got it:
Expect more tidy future posts


@jelv:
Can't quite get your proposed method to work, my fault I'am sure.

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You have to be in the WYSIWYG view mode to do this
How do I do this, can't find that option ?

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A pop-up box appears for you to paste/key the URL (http://example.net/)
I don't get a pop-up box ?

Edit: Remove empty lines.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 12:58:07 PM by tiffy »
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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 12:55:48 PM »

Back on the original topic:

Have decided to order this adaptor:
M.2/mSATA SSD Adaptor

It's the most cost effective and should address 3 of the 4 M.2/mSATA SSD card permutations.
Had not realised that there were so many M.2 SSD card variations until encountering a new Dell desktop PC last week belonging to my neighbour which incorporated a motherboard mounted SSD..
 
 
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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 01:05:08 PM »

@jelv:
Can't quite get your proposed method to work, my fault I'am sure.
How do I do this, can't find that option ?
I don't get a pop-up box ?

The A button at the right hand end toggles the view between WYSIWYG and bbcode view. The initial view depends on your profile setting (Profile, Look and Layout, Show WYSIWYG editor on post page by default.) The method only works in WYSIWYG mode.

PS: One thing I don't like is that there is no indication on the screen which mode you are in!
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 01:09:11 PM by jelv »
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tiffy

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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 03:36:55 PM »

@jelv

Ahh, see how it works now, very clever, many thanks.

As you say, would be nice to have some form of indication as to which viewing mode you are currently in, don't know what overall effect WYSIWYG has on general text other than it appears to change size slightly in the edit window, don't know which is which as I've forgotten already how many times I've toggled !

Can't see any size difference to general text in the preview window with either view selected.

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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 10:58:12 AM »

Back on original topic:

I found this video to be very informative regarding available SSD formats and transfer protocols:
SSD Formats

M.2 format NVMe SSD prices are quite competitive considering the huge read/write speed difference from SATA, the model in the video, at 250Gb., 2018 model is currently priced @ 61.88 on Amazon, certainly an upgrade option worth considering provided the hardware/operating system supported the format/protocol.


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Re: M.2 SSD to SATA Adaptor
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2019, 05:02:05 PM »

I have a PCIe card that will take NVMe SSD's if that is of any use. It's sat in a draw doing nothing now as I bought a newer motherboard with M.2 slots on it.
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