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[Newegg] NVMe M.2 Hard Drive Enclosure USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C 10Gbps - $39.99

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[Newegg] NVMe M.2 Hard Drive Enclosure USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C 10Gbps - $39.99

Newegg.ca has the ORICO TCM2-C3 Aluminium USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C NVMe M.2 Hard Drive Enclosure in black on sale today only for $39.99 with free shipping ($20 or 33% off - Amazon.ca comparison). This is the lowest price its been available to date. This drive enclosure supports up to a 10Gbps Date Transfer Rate and supports the UASP Protocol. It interfaces with your computers / laptops with USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) or Gen 2 (10 Gbps) cable or via its Type-C to C cable, both included.

This is a device useful for multiple purposes:

- Easily clone an original M.2 drive to a newly installed M.2 drive via USB 3.1 Gen 2 port or USB-C port
- Portable, small, fast and reliable M.2 NVMe drive enclosure for devices up to 2TB in size via USB 3.1 or USB-C
- If replacing an M.2 drive pre-installed on new laptop with better / larger drive, put original to good use in this
- Use instead of large sized, expensive and unreliable SD cards while being compatible with more devices

Specs:

- M Key M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD to USB C Adapter Enclosure
- Date Transfer Rate up to 10Gbps for USB 3.1
- Supports Plug & Play and Hot-Swapping
- Supports Most IOS, Windows7/8/10
- Fit for M Key SSD (NVME) Only
- Support for Intelligent Hibernation (Preset 10 Minutes)
- Compatible with 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 Four Different Specifications M.2 NVME SSDs
- Material: Aluminium Alloy

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Hmmmm $40 enclosure + NVMe cost ($100 for 512gb let’s say) or roughly $110 for a 512gb microSD card. All for a Surface pro7 to store movies/low access stuff. I guess the external NVMe isn’t cheap enough yet for my use. Still, thanks OP!
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chrischris84 wrote: Hmmmm $40 enclosure + NVMe cost ($100 for 512gb let’s say) or roughly $110 for a 512gb microSD card. All for a Surface pro7 to store movies/low access stuff. I guess the external NVMe isn’t cheap enough yet for my use. Still, thanks OP!
Getting closer (and far faster / far far more reliable) for a total of $123.98:
Silicon Power A34A80 512GB M.2 - $83.99
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07L6D ... 5b129fdd73
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Hoping these drop to 20bux. 40 too steep imo. This cost more then the drive itself
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ordered this one yesterday - Aluminum Ugreen
Really liked the idea of being able opening the case with no tools and swap drives on the go, with no screws or anything.
Great specs, reliable manufacturer, easy return.
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golden_m wrote: ordered this one yesterday - Aluminum Ugreen
Really liked the idea of being able opening the case with no tools and swap drives on the go, with no screws or anything.
Great specs, reliable manufacturer, easy return.
Yes, I love that about these types of enclosures (I own the OP M.2 enclosure and Orico's 2.5" USB-C version). Being able to swap drives with a simple slide-open and replace then slide-close is very convenient. I thought about getting the Ugreen but prefer the see through case with heatsink on the Orico so I can see which drive is installed at a glance. Both are great enclosures.
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Is $40 a good price to pull the trigger? I just got my dell xps upgraded with the 1tb ssd and was looking for this enclosure to use to 256GB ssd replaced.
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cec4111 wrote: Is $40 a good price to pull the trigger? I just got my dell xps upgraded with the 1tb ssd and was looking for this enclosure to use to 256GB ssd replaced.
Depends on what you consider a good price. It 's the lowest its been to date so in that sense yes. It'll assuredly go lower over the next year as they become more mainstream but I wouldn't hold my breath. If its useful to you now, I'd buy it.
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Elrondolio wrote: Depends on what you consider a good price. It 's the lowest its been to date so in that sense yes. It'll assuredly go lower over the next year as they become more mainstream but I wouldn't hold my breath. If its useful to you now, I'd buy it.
If it's any help, this did go on sale for $36 last August. With tax my total was $37.79 shipping included on August 12th from Newegg Canada.

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Got it end of November from amazon for 35 no taxes. Worked with 2TB drive to clone internal before swapping them
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Got one six months ago with same price.

Neither read/write speed can go up to 10Gbps, not even half.
Go burning hot in around 5mins
My laptop can only recognize my Samsung m2 nvme hard drive as "Generic drive”. So I won’t able to use the Samsung cloning software.

Other than that, it worked well.
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$34 from AliExpress, considering it comes from China anyway I'd say only warm deal.
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FYI my enclosure is running burning hot while copying data, not sure if using plugged in all the time would shorten the lifespan of the SSD, since I just put mine in the backpack to replace the External HDD
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Why do these cost so much? Is there some monopoly on the USB to NVMe chipset?

I thought these would be dirt cheap like usb to sata enclosures by now, apparently not so.
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M1K3Z0R wrote: Why do these cost so much? Is there some monopoly on the USB to NVMe chipset?

I thought these would be dirt cheap like usb to sata enclosures by now, apparently not so.
And most of them are of poor quality too.
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How does putting an ssd in this compare to a Samsung T5 500gb for $100?

Or is this a completely different purpose?

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