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Converts a PCIe slot of the PC into a super fast M.2 NVMe SSD slot

Passive cooling
Passive cooling

The large aluminum heat sink ensures good heat dissipation and sustained stable performance of the SSD

Ignite the data turbo

Ignite the data turbo

If you want to give your M.2 SSD the turbo boost, then connect it with the super-fast PCIe 4.0 expansion card! This allows the data to reach transfer speeds of up to 64 Gbit/s - waiting was yesterday!

Always stays cool

Always stays cool

Even with the highest demands, your SSD always stays cool. The large, solid aluminium heat sink in the innovative cooling fin design ensures sufficient heat dissipation to keep your SSD running stably and efficiently. In addition, the expansion card comes with thermal pads that are applied to the M.2 SSD.

Quite adaptable

Quite adaptable

The perfect carrier for your M.2 SSD is called IB-PCI208-HS. In the variants with full or half profile bracket, it integrates perfectly into a free slot of your PC. The inserted M.2 NVMe is to be connected via an M-Key socket.



Technical data
Model IB-PCI208-HS
Article no. 60830
EAN-Code 4250078171669
Colour Black
Material Aluminium, plastic
Interface to host computer PCIe x4
Transfer rate Up to 64 Gbit/s
Socket M-Key
M.2 card size in mm 22x 30/42/60/80
M.2 interface PCIe (NVMe)
Supported M.2 card keys M.2 PCIe NVMe
SSD capacity Up to 2 TB
Cooling Passive
Power supply Bus-powered
Operating system Windows®
System requirements One free PCIe 4.0 x4 slot on your motherboard Hint: Downwards compatible with PCIe 3.0/2.0
Logistical data
Packing unit: 40 pcs. / carton
Total weight: 9.4 kg
Gross weight (with packing): 0.212 kg
Net weight: 0.022 kg
Dimension/carton: 500x320x300 mm
Dimension (with packing): 27x155x200 mm
Dimension of article: 128x122x20 mm
Country of origin: China




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 design and different dimensions. M.2 SSDs are available in different versions. On the one hand there are different lengths of the SSDs and on the other hand there are two different protocols and interfaces that are used with M.2 SSDs. On the one hand, the M.2 SSDs can be connected via PCIe and on the other hand with SATA.
What form factors are there?
The size of an M.2 card is given by width x length in millimeters. If one speaks of a form factor 2280 (22x80), then 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 with a length of 42, 60 and 80 mm.
What designs are there?
M.2 SSDs are rectangular and have a connector (male) on the short sides 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 boards fitted on one or both sides.
What are M.2 keys?
There are one or two cutouts at certain points in the connector. The M.2 connections differ according to these recesses and thus mostly also according to the transmission standard used. this special arrangement of the recess then defines the corresponding key. The most common keys are the B-Key, M-Key and the B + M-Key. The B-Key is used for SATA 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. Either SATA (AHCI) or PCIe 3.0 x2 with NVMe are possible here.
Compatibility with the host computer?
Make sure that your SSD supports the same key as the ICY BOX-supplied socket on the expansion card. For example, if you are using an M-Key PCIe NVMe SSD, make sure that the expansion card also has an M-Key socket. Corresponding information can be found in the product description, in the data sheet or in the manual.
Is an M.2 PCIe SSD with NVMe protocol faster than M.2 SATA SSD with AHCI protocol?
Yes. The SATA interface theoretically achieves a data transfer rate of up to 6 Gbit / 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 drives are working?
Although M.2 SSDs are available in similar form factors, only an M.2 PCIe drive with an M-Key connector will work with this case. M.2 drives that support SATA or use a different key are not compatible with this enclosure. Check the specification of your M.2 SSD. If the key and interface match, the combination of housing and SSD works.


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