Akasa delivers 20Gbps connectivity with its USB 3.2 M.2 NVMe SSD enclosure

Akasa delivers 20Gbps connectivity with its USB 3.2 M.2 NVMe SSD enclosure

Akasa delivers 20Gbps connectivity with its USB 3.2 M.2 NVMe SSD enclosure

Most M.2 SSD enclosures are limited to 10Gbps speeds, limiting the maximum transfer speeds of the M.2 NVMe SSDs that they may enclose. These speed limits are due to the bandwidth levels offered by USB 3.1 Gen 2. Today, Akasa has released an enclosure that doubles those potential speeds, enabling 20Gbps connectivity using USB 3.2 Gen 2×2. 

Akasa’s new M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD enclosure supports NVMe SSDs up to 80mm in length, supporting the popular 2230, 2242, 2260 and 2280 M.2 form factors. Through USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 support, this enclosure can deliver maximum theoretical transfer rates of 2.5 GB/s, delivering incredible levels of portable storage performance. 

This drive connects using a USB Type-C connector and must be connected to a system that supports USB 3.2 Gn 2×2 to achieve its highest transfer speeds. This drive enclosure is designed for those who want to transfer files quickly, such as 4K movies, Adobe Premier files, and large game libraries.

This enclosure is designed for gamers on the go and for videographers who want to improve their portable workflow. With dimensions of 122 x 46 x 15mm, Akasa’s M.2 SSD enclosure is incredibly easy to transport, and its all-aluminium design ensures that its enclosed SSD is adequately cooled and protected from drops. 

What follows is Akasa’s Press Release.   

Akasa delivers 20Gbps connectivity with its USB 3.2 M.2 NVMe SSD enclosure

Press Release – Akasa Introduces USB 3.2 NVMe M.2 External Drive Enclosure

Akasa, just released a new aluminium enclosure for M.2 drives. This iteration of Akasa’s M.2 range of enclosures is packed full of the latest features such as USB 3.2 Generation 2×2 connectivity, UASP support and a brand-new tool-free design, and is built for the ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to a massive 20 Gb/s. The enclosure is machined out of high quality aluminium, functioning as a heatsink to draw away excess heat from the drive. A thermal pad is included with the package to allow the best possible heat dissipation.

Also included in the box is a high-quality, braided, USB-C to USB-C cable, which is durable enough to withstand the constant daily use this enclosure is designed for. The tool-free design includes two high-quality metal thumb screws, strong enough to effortlessly hold your M.2 drive, and provide a sleek appearance to the enclosure. A simple yet effective rubber tab holds the drive down, whilst the updated design means the aluminium heatsink can fully contact the thermal pad and work efficiently.

The PCB is NMVe compatible and will work with all generations of USB. The best performance can be achieved by inserting the enclosure to a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port, where speeds of up to 20 Gbps will make transferring data such as full 4K movies, Adobe Premier files, or triple-A games within a few minutes. Akasa’s newest enclosure is perfect for a range of professions and applications such as videographers, gamers on-the-go, or cost-effective fast-access back up storage.

Pricing & Availability

The M.2 NVMe SSD to USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 aluminium Enclosure (AK-ENU3M2-07) is now available for £69.90 on Amazon.

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Akasa delivers 20Gbps connectivity with its USB 3.2 M.2 NVMe SSD enclosure