To take advantage of the increased popularity of M.2 solid state drives, SilverStone created the MS09-MINI, a premium, pocketable M.2 enclosure. It has an exquisite anodized aluminum exterior with a size that is as small as common USB thumb drives. Internally, it fits 42mm M.2 SATA SSD so the MS09-MINI can be used with a variety of compatible new or repurposed M.2 SATA SSD from laptops and turning them into high-speed USB flash drive. To make the most of M.2 SATA SSD’s performance, it also incorporates USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface for superfast read / write and excellent compatibility. Lastly, the MS09-MINI is designed to work without additional driver installation so you can conveniently take it anywhere and use it on nearly any PC instantly.
There are three types of M.2 SSDs, please make sure you know the difference between them before pairing these with your SilverStone product.
SATA (B key) only support to install this type
Used for SATA SSDs, and interfaced through the AHCI driver and SATA 3.0 (6 Gbit/s) port exposed through the M.2 connector.
PCI Express using AHCI (M key)
Used for PCI Express SSDs and interfaced through the AHCI driver and provided PCI Express lanes, providing backward compatibility with widespread SATA support in operating systems at the cost of not delivering optimal performance by using AHCI for accessing PCI Express SSDs.
PCI Express using NVMe (M key)
Used for PCI Express SSDs and interfaced through the NVMe driver and provided PCI Express lanes, as a high-performance and scalable host controller interface designed and optimized especially for interfacing with PCI Express SSDs. NVMe has been designed from the ground up, capitalizing on the low latency and parallelism of PCI Express SSDs, and complementing the parallelism of contemporary CPUs, platforms and applications.
Please note: The MS09-MINI is only designed for M.2 SATA SSD, it is not compatible with NVMe SSD.