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Converter for 1x M.2 SSD
to SATA III & PCIe x4

IB-PCI209

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HDD
HDD

Supports M.2 size 2280/2260/2242

Transfer rate
Transfer rate

Data transfer rate up to 39 Gbit/s

The little ones are the fast ones

The little ones are the fast ones

The IB-PCI209 converts 2x M.2 SSD to PCIe x4 and SATA III, thereby allowing the connection of fast and ultra-compact M.2 cards to an existing system. The PCI bracket also grants firm hold in the corresponding mounts.

Can hold a lot

Can hold a lot

The IB-PCI209 can hold cards in sizes 22x42/60/80 mm and independently of the operating system at that. Power is supplied via the PCIe host interface.

Quick installation

Quick installation

The cards are easy to installed thanks to pre-punched holes. Connect the PCI-e card and you browse through your files with Up to 39 Gbit/s.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Technical Data
Model IB-PCI209
Article No. 60093
EAN Code 4250078164340
Brand ICY BOX
Category Controllers
Compatibility M.2 SSD format 2242/2260/2280
Material Plastic
Colour Black
Logistical Data
Packing unit 30 pcs./carton
Total weight 4 kg/carton
Gross weight (incl. packing) 0.200 kg
Net weight 0,109 kg
Dimension/carton 508x270x190 mm
Dimension of packing box 160x125x25 mm
Dimension of article 145x70x5 mm
Country of origin China

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FAQ

What is M.2?
M.2 is a specification for internal expansion cards and was introduced under the name NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor), but then officially renamed M.2. This standard is particularly suitable for compact and mobile devices such as notebooks and tablets, due to its small size and various dimensions. However, it can also be ideally used with an ICY BOX enclosure as external memory. M.2 SSDs are available in different versions. On the one hand there are different lengths of the SSDs and on the other hand two different protocols and interfaces which are used with M.2 SSDs. In addition, the M.2 SSDs can be connected via PCIe or with SATA.
Which form factors are available?
The size of a M.2 card is given by width x length in millimeters. If there is a form factor of 2280 (22x80), the card is 22 mm wide and 80 mm long. M.2 allows widths of 12, 16, 22 or 30 mm and lengths of 30, 42, 60, 80 or 110 mm. Mainly widths of 22 mm are used. The most common M.2 SSDs are offered in lengths of 42, 60 and 80 mm.
M.2 SSDs are rectangular and have a male connector on each short side and a small recess on the other side to fix the SSD to the corresponding slot with a screw. Depending on the storage capacity, the SSDs are available with single-sided or double-sided PCBs.
What are M.2 Keys?
There are one or two notches at specific points on the connector (male). The M.2 connections differ according to these recesses and therefore also according to the transmission standard used. This special arrangement of the recess then defines the corresponding key. The most common keys for M.2 SSDs are the B-Key, M-Key and the B+M-Key. The B-Key is used for SATA (AHCI) SSDs, but can also use PCIe 3.0 with two lanes. The M-Key supports PCIe 3.0 SSDs with NVMe and four PCIe 3.0 lanes. The B+M key supports both standards, similar to the B-Key. Here either SATA (AHCI) or PCIe 3.0 x2 with NVMe are possible.
Compatibility to the host computer
Make sure that your SSD supports the same connector/key (male) as the socket (female) in the enclosure or the expansion card supplied by ICY BOX. For example, if you are using a B+M-Key SATA SSD, make sure that the enclosure also has a B-Key socket. Please refer to the product description, data sheet or manual for more information.
Is an M.2 PCIe SSD with NVMe protocol faster than an M.2 SATA SSD with AHCI protocol?
Yes, the SATA interface theoretically achieves a data transfer rate of up to 6 G bit/s. The PCIe 3.0 x2 interface achieves a data transfer rate of up to 16 Gbit/s, PCIe 3.0 x4 up to 32 Gbit/s.
How do I know which M.2 SSDs work with this device?
Although M.2 SSDs are available in similar form factors, only an M.2 SATA drive with a B-Key or B+M-Key connector will work with this enclosure.
M.2 drives that support PCIe (NVMe) or use a different key are not compatible with this enclosure. Check the specification of your M.2 SSD. If key and socket match, the combination of enclosure and SSD will work.
Is a special driver required?
No, because SATA and PCIe M.2 SSDs use the standard integrated AHCI drivers in the operating system. Also the NVMe protocol is supported from Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10®. Please check nonetheless that your drivers are up to date.
How do I install the SSD correctly?
•Make sure that the socket and your SSD are compatible. (e.g. M.2 M-Key socket and M.2 M-Key PCIe NVMe SSD) Carefully insert the SSD into the socket at an angle of about 30 degrees.
•Make sure that the socket and the SSD fit together perfectly and without resistance (tongue and groove principle).
•Now carefully push the SSD down onto the PCB and fix the SSD with the included screw.
•If you use a heat sink, place the heat pad on the heat sink and place both now on the SSD.
•Make sure that the heat pad and the heat sink do not protrude over the SSD.
How do I activate write protection? (Not all enclosures are equipped with a write protection switch.)
• Disconnect the enclosure from the host computer.
• Use the supplied tool to slide the write protection switch to the left, in direction of the closed lock.
• Then reconnect the enclosure to your host computer.
• The write protection is now activated. This is indicated by the red status LED.
Can the enclosure also be connected to USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports?
Yes, this is possible. Please note however, that the data transfer rates are much lower in this case.
Everything is connected, but no function.
To avoid possible problems, there are some quick tests that you can perform. You can test if the following components work correctly and are not the cause of the problem:
• Cables
• SSD
• Enclosure
To test your components, follow the steps below:
• Use the cables, SSD and enclosures in a different configuration to see if the problem with the components in another configuration persists.
• Use a different cable, SSD and enclosure one after the other to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in a different setup.
The SSD is not recognized by the operating system.
• Drives must be initialized and have to have active partitions so that they are immediately recognized as data media in the operating system. If this is not the case, initialize the drives in the disk management of your operating system.
• Please check if the driver software is installed (USB).
• Sometimes it is possible that the M.2 SSD slot has to share the PCIe lanes with other devices. In this case one of the interfaces may be deactivated. Please refer to the documentation of your motherboard and activate the M.2 SSD in the BIOS mode.

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