PCEM2-DC PCIe NVMe+SATA M.2 adapter
A PCI-Express x4 adapter with a cooler to connect up to two M.2 disks to a computer. 1x NVMe M-key + 1x SATA B-key.
|Input||PCI-Express, 4-Lane, SATA 6G|
|Output||M.2 NVMe, M.2 SATA|
|Device support||M.2 2230, M.2 2242, M.2 2260, M.2 2280, M.2 22110|
|PC connection||x4 slot, x8 slot, x16 slot, 7-pin SATA Data M|
|design||standard profile, low profile|
|Extra||active cooler, passive cooler|
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The internal AXAGON PCEM2-DC adapter allows to connect up to two M.2 SSDs to a desktop. So, it is an ideal choice for upgrading a desktop that has no M.2 slot.
The adapter supports the use of both one-sided and double-sided SATA and NVMe (PCI Express) M.2 SSDs. The reduction does not limit SSD capacity, and any M.2 cards with a length up to 110 mm can be used. The simultaneous operation of both disks is commonplace.
Thanks to PCI-Express 3.0 4-lane interface compatible with x4, x8 and x16 slots, a speed as high as 8GBps can be achieved. When compared to standard SATA SSDs, bit rates of NVMe SSDs are many times higher.
The high quality card design, including copper-plated vents, assists in a better dissipation of heat generated during the M.2 SSDs operation. A metal cover with fan and an attached passive cooler, incl. thermal pads, assist in M.2 SSDs cooling. It results in an ideal combination of passive and active cooling of M.2 SSDs and heat removal. Thanks to the cooling and temperature reduction by up to 35°C, it is possible to use the maximum power of deployed SSDs.
Double blue LEDs indicate either power on or data transfer in the M.2 slot. The package also contains a low profile blanking plug for mounting the adapter into low profile cases.
• PCI-Express 3.0 interface compatible with PCI-Express 1.0a / 1.1 / 2.0 / 2.1.
• Number of 4-Lane lines, compatible with x4 / x8 / x16 PCIe slots.
• Bandwidth of 4-Lane PCI-Express 3.0 bus of up to 8 GB/s (two-way).
• SATA connector to connect the motherboard when a SATA M.2 SSD is used.
To achieve the best possible bit rates, the use of a SATA 6G controller is recommended.
• NGFF 75-pin M-key slot to install the NVMe (PCI-Express) M.2 SSDs.
• NGFF 75-pin B-key slot to install the SATA (AHCI) M.2 SSDs.
• Full Plug and Play support.
• Support of M.2 disks of any size - 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 mm.
• Support of M.2 disks of any capacity.
• Simultaneous operation of both disks.
• Support of both one-sided and double-sided M.2 disks.
• A better dissipation of heat from M.2 SSDs thanks to copper-plated vents.
• A metal cover with fan supplied from the card.
• An auxiliary fin cooler to provide a superior cooling option for M.2 SSD.
• Support of booting from SSD card.
• No drivers need to be installed.
• Card dimensions: 140 x 68 x 17 mm, weight 111 g.
• Note: CAUTION! The adapter allows to insert B+M-key disks in both M.2 slots. It is important to check the disk parameters, i.e. to make sure whether the disk is designed for SATA or NVMe (PCI-Express) interface, and to connect it to the right slot. SATA SSDs are connected to B-key slot, NVMe SSDs are connected to M-key slot.
• The adapter is directly supplied from PCI-Express bus; no external power supply is needed.
• The system of dual power supply ensures a sufficient power for connected M.2 SSDs.
• In addition, the system of redundant power supply reduces the adapter thermal load.
Supported operating systems:
• MS Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2016 (all 32-bit as well as 64-bit versions of OS Windows are supported), Linux with kernel 2.6.31 and higher.
• Note: When operating under Windows 7, contact the manufacturer of the M.2 SSD to find whether this OS is supported, especially when NVMe disks are used.
• PCI-Express adapter with a standard blanking plug and a cover with fan,
• passive cooler for M.2 SSD and 2 thermal pads,
• low profile blanking plug,
• mounting material and a screwdriver,
• printed installation manual CZ / EN / DE / ESP / FR / HU / IT / PL / RO / RU / SK / BG,
• packed in a cardboard box with clearly indicated parameters.
|interface||PCI-Express 3.0 + Serial ATA 3.1|
|number of lines||4-Lane (x4)|
|rate||8 GB/s bidirectionally (PCI-Express)|
|rate||6 / 3 / 1.5 Gbit/s (SATA III / SATA II / SATA I)|
|connector||7-pin SATA data male|
|compatibility||PCI-Express 1.0a / 1.1 / 2.0 / 2.1 / 3.0|
|compatibility||x4 / x8 / x16 PCIe slot|
|compatibility||all SATA I / SATA II / SATA III controllers|
|interface||NVMe M.2 (PCI-Express) + NGFF M.2 (SATA)|
|connector||75-pin M.2 M-key|
|connector||75-pin M.2 B-key|
|compatibility||all NVMe M.2 SSD|
|compatibility||all SATA M.2 SSD B-key / B+M-key|
|total permeability||8 GB/s theoretically (given by PCIe 3.0 4-Lane input)|
|max. disk capacity||all, without limitations|
|boot from connected disk||yes|
|Plug and Play||yes|
|indication||2x blue LED - computer connection (permanently on), data transmission (flashes)|
|on the bus||yes (PCI-Express bus power)|
|MS Windows||10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (all 32- and 64-bit versions)|
|MS Windows Server||2016 / 2012 / 2008 R2 (all 32- and 64-bit versions)|
|Linux||kernel 2.6.31 and higher|
- PCI-Express adapter with a standard blanking plug and a cover with fan
- low profile blanking plug
- passive cooler for M.2 SSD and 2 thermal pads
- mounting material and a screwdriver
- installation guide
- cardboard box
- package dimensions 136 x 170 x 32 mm
- weight of 1 pc package 178 g
- EAN 8595247903853
- number of pieces in the box: 64
- total weight of the box: 12,35 kg G.W.
- box dimensions: 29 x 38 x 55 cm
AXAGON M.2 SSD disk adapter is let say only HW connector change from M.2 into PCI-Express or SATA. Adapter itself do not have controller electronics and need no drivers. It is necessary to check M.2 disk driver availability for older OS like Windows 7.
Proper M.2 adapter function requires:
- computer mainboard support M.2 disks – SATA disks are more often supported than NVMe disks,
- computer mainboard support booting from PCI-Express bus – in case of OS installation to M.2 NVMe disk,
- driver availability for M.2 SSD disk – apply especially for NVMe disks on Windows 7 OS.
Please contact the motherboard manufacturer's technical support to determine support for motherboard M.2 drives. In some cases updating the BIOS/UEFI is sufficient.
Check the M.2 SSD driver availability on the manufacturer's website or contact the disk manufacturer's technical support.
The disks connected to the SATA motherboard controller are usually displayed In BIOS/UEFI. The NVMe disk is usually displayed in the "Disk Boot Order" menu.
This applies when the requirements of "Prerequisites for proper M.2 function" are met.
A): If the PC does not run with the card or the card is mistakenly detected in “Device Manager”, or if there is a yellow exclamation mark on the driver, or if “Device Manager” reports an error code “Code 10 - The device cannot start”, the card is in conflict with another device in your computer.
B): In most cases, this conflict can be solved by moving the card to another PCI (PCIe) slot, with the BIOS assigning other free resources to the card. If the move does not help, try the card separately, with no additional cards inserted. If the card cannot be moved to another slot, you can reset the BIOS of the computer (by jumper on the board or pulling out the backup battery, we recommend that you note all the original settings and reset everything to the required values). This will cause the IRQ, DMA, and I/O resources to be redistributed.
A): By initializing the disk, you can set the mode in which the hard disk will work
B): You can use the partition with the master boot record (MBR) or the GUID partition table (GPT). For disk up to 2TB, use the MBR option, we recommend selecting GPT on a larger disk than 2TB. Subsequently, the initialized disk should be formatted.
A): The newly purchased disk must be initialized before first use.
B): If the new disk is not initialized automatically, open "Disk Management", right-click on the desired disk and initialize it.