Enclosure for 1x NVMe
with USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C® and Type-A interface
Enclosure for M.2 NVMe SSD
Interface to host computer USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C™ - up to 10 Gbit/s
Passive cooling due to high-grade aluminum
Plug & Play
LED for power and access
Fast on the move
With USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C™ even higher data transfer rates can be achieved. The high transfer rate of up to 10 Gbit/s is ensured by the supplied USB 3.1 Type-C™ cable and only needs a matching end device in the form of a PC, tablet or similar with Windows® or macOS®.
USB Type-C™ controller based on NVMe
If you wanted to connect an external case with an M.2 SSD via USB Type-C™ in the past, you were limited to SATA models. The new chipset allows NVMe M.2 SSDs to be connected to a USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C™ host computer and enables the full data transfer rate of up to 1000 MB per second.
Weighing less than 40 g, the IB-1816M-C31 features a sleek, compact, and crush-resistant aluminium enclosure that safeguards the M.2 SSD against shock and vibration. Its grooved finned heatsink design supports heat dissipation for an excellent cooling effect and protects the SSD from overheating and thermal throttling even under heavy use.
|Category||M.2 housing M-Key|
|Internal interface||1x M.2 NVMe SSD|
|Host connector||USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C™|
|Transfer rate||USB 3.1 up to 10 Gbit/s|
|M.2 SSD size||22x30/42/60/80 mm|
|LED||Power and access|
|Operating system:||Windows®, macOS®|
|Packing unit||50 pcs./carton|
|Total weight||10 kg/carton|
|Gross weight (incl. packing)||0,125 kg|
|Net weight||0,075 kg|
|Dimension of packing box||200x100x25mm|
|Dimension of article||105x36x15 mm|
|Country of origin||China|
What is M.2?
What form factors are available?
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?
Compatibility to the host computer?
Is a M.2 PCIe SSD with NVMe protocol faster than a M.2 SATA SSD with AHCI protocol?
How do I know which M.2 drives work in this device?
Is a special driver required?
How do I install the SSD correctly?
•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.)
• 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?
The enclosure becomes warm during use.
How to cool my SSD?
What happens if I plug an M.2 SSD PCIe 3.0 x4/NVMe into a port that only supports PCIe x2?
Everything is connected, but no function.
To test your components, follow the steps below:
-Use the cables, SSD, and enclosures in a different configuration to see if the problem is with the components or the configuration In your setup.
-Use a different cable, SSD, and enclosure 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.
-Please check if the driver software is installed (USB).
-Sometimes it can be 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 BIOS mode.
My Samsung 970 EVO Plus is not recognized.
You can update the firmware using the Samsung "Samsung Magician" tool.