Expansion Cards     ECM23



■ Converts one M.2 port (M key) into one PCIe x4 interface

■ Includes aluminum heatsink and thermal pad for enhanced M.2 SSD cooling

■ Supports 2230,2242,2260 and 2280 length M.2 SSD

■ No driver installation required

         SilverStone’s ECM23 is an adapter card designed for users wanting to utilize or add speedy M.2 devices such as SSD onto their existing PC or motherboard. ECM23 supports M.2 device (M key) to run via the super fast PCIe interface for added storage potential. It also includes an aluminum heatsink to enhance cooling and protect installed M.2 device. For users looking to expand their M.2 slots with fastest interface possible, the ECM23 is a must have.


Remark

Before (no thermal pad): 64 deg. Celsius (147.2 deg. Fahrenheit)
 
After (with thermal pad): 38.6 deg. Celsius (101.48 deg. Fahrenheit)


Test Environment

CPU

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920x 12-core Processor

CPU Cooler

SilverStone HE01

Motherboard

GIGABYTE-X399-AORUS-GAMING-7

RAM

V-COLOR DDR4-2400 8GB x 2

PSU

SilverStone ST1500-GS

VGA

NVIDIA TITAN V

SSD

SAMSUNG-SSD-960-PRO-512GB


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.

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

PCI Express using AHCI (M key) only support to install this type
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) only support to install this type
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.
Intel NVMe SSD 760p Series
Samsung NVMe SSD 970 EVO M.2
Samsung NVMe SSD 970 PRO M.2
Samsung NVMe SSD SM951/961 M.2
Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2
Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2
 
 
 
 


Model No. SST-ECM23
LED indicator PCIe M.2 SSD Read / Write LED: Blue blinking
Interface PCI Express x 4 via full size x 16 pinout
SSD Interface M.2 (NGFF)
Module Key PCIe x 4 NVMe-based M key
Operating system support Microsoft Windows 7 (32bit/64bit), 8/8.1/10 (32bit/64bit) or future release version
Mac OS 10.2.8 or above
Linux
Support Length of M.2 SSD 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, 80mm
Net Weight and dimension Heatsink with PCB:105mm (W) x 11mm (H) x 44mm (D), 52g
Heatsink with PCB:4.13" (W) x 0.43" (H) x 1.73" (D), 52g
Thermal Pad
Thermal conductivity1.5W/m.k
Operating temperature-40 °C ~ 220 °C
Thermal pad thickness0.5 / 1 / 1.5mm
Net Weight and dimensionCharcoal Pad:70 mm (W) x 0.5 mm (H) x 20mm (D), 1.95g
Blue Pad :70 mm (W) x 1 mm (H) x 20mm (D), 3.6g
Gray Pad: 70 mm (W) x 1.5 mm (H) x 20mm (D), 5.5g

Charcoal Pad:2.76" (W) x 0.02" (H) x 0.79" (D), 1.95g
Blue Pad:2.76" (W) x 0.04" (H) x 0.79" (D), 3.6g
Gray Pad:2.76" (W) x 0.06" (H) x 0.79" (D), 5.5g
 
Remark :
* ECM23 support 'M' key only, not good for B-Key SATA base M.2 SSD.
* If you wish to boot off using M.2 SSD, your motherboard needs to support it. Due to BIOS limitations, not all motherboards support booting off M.2 SSD so please consult your motherboard manual or vendor for more details on how to enable this function.
* 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.
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ECM23 manual
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ECM23 High resolution photos
  
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ECM23 eDM (ecm23-edm-en.jpg)
 
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