Expansion Cards     ECM20



■ Converts one M.2 port (M key) into one PCI-E x4 interface

■ Converts a second M.2 port (B key) into SATA interface

■ Supports two M.2 SSD simultaneously

■ Includes optional low-profile expansion slot

■ No driver installation required

          SilverStone’s ECM20 is an adapter designed for users wanting to utilize or add speedy M.2 devices such as SSD onto their existing PC or motherboard. In addition to supporting one M.2 device (M key) to run via the super fast PCI-E interface at up to 32Gbps, a second M.2 slot (B key) is available for connecting to a SATA III port for added storage potential. For users looking to have the fastest data access speed on a desktop computer, the ECM20 is a must have.




Remark
There are three types of M.2 SSDs, please make sure you know the difference between them and whether your system/motherboard support them before pairing these with your SilverStone product.

Legacy SATA (B key)
Used for SATA SSDs, and interfaced through the AHCI driver and legacy SATA 3.0 (6 Gbit/s) port exposed through the M.2 connector.

PCI Express using AHCI (M key)
Used for PCI Express SSDs and interfaced through the AHCI driver and provided PCI Express lanes, providing backward compatibility with widespread SATA support in operating systems at the cost of not delivering optimal performance by using AHCI for accessing PCI Express SSDs.

PCI Express using NVMe (M key)
Used for PCI Express SSDs and interfaced through the NVMe driver and provided PCI Express lanes, as a high-performance and scalable host controller interface designed and optimized especially for interfacing with PCI Express SSDs. NVMe has been designed from the ground up, capitalizing on the low latency and parallelism of PCI Express SSDs, and complementing the parallelism of contemporary CPUs, platforms and applications.


The following SSD models have been tested and verified by SilverStone to work optimally with the product presented on this page.
Samsung NVMe SSD SM951/961 M.2 Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2 Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2
 


Model No. SST-ECM20
Interface PCI Express X4 / SATA 6Gbps
SSD Interface M.2(NGFF)
Module Key SATA-based B key
PCI-E 4X-based M key
Number of Drives 2
Support Type of M.2 SSD 2230, 2242, 2260 and 2280
Support Length of M.2 SSD 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, 80mm
Operating system support Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
Linux
Remark
Note: ECM20’s 'M' key is for use only with PCI-E SSD, 'B' key is for use with only SATA SSD.
Note: B key SSD requires SATA 7 pin cable connected to motherboard to function.
Note : M.2 PCIe-NVMe mode SSD requires the use of Intel® 9 series (Z97 H97 Z170 X99) or higher version chipset motherboard with Windows 8 or higher version operating system.
Note : If your operating system is incompatible with the expansion cards developed by SilverStone, such that your device can not be detected or recognized, please update your motherboard’s driver or BIOS to the latest version. You may also try executing compatible mode in your operating system and select previous versions of operation system to install driver required by the expansion cards.

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A:No, Please using regular SATA cable without latch connector.

A:No, You cannot install to that connector, please install to B-Key connector.

A:No, You cannot install to that connector, please install to M-Key connector.