The M.2 drive format has become very popular in recent years and has helped usher in a new era of thinner, lighter laptop computers. Desktop builders also enjoy the convenience they provide as no external power or signal cables are required to install them in your PC. The first few generations of M.2 SSDs used the popular SATA interface. The newest iterations of M.2 SSDs interface with your computer via the PCI-E express bus and are often referred to as NVME drives. These ultra-fast SSDs are coming down in price and some builders are replacing older SATA M.2 SSDs with new NVME drives. No longer will those SATA drives go unused as Silverstone is offering a new USB enclosure for the drives.
The Silverstone MS09 enclosure holds 2260 and 2280 form factor M.2 SATA SSDs. It features a retractable USB 3.1 Gen2 port and requires no drivers to operate. Housed inside the enclosure is a VIA VL715 USB controller. Once your drive is installed in the enclosure, everything is plug and play. The small and lightweight build makes the drive easy to stash in pockets or anywhere else a conventional SSD would be too large. The MS09 is available now and will set you back around 40 bucks.