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    Nvme enclosures

    I need an NVMe enclosure for this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-3-1.../dp/B08THW4S3T

    But in all honesty I am having trouble getting my head around what I actually need, some are saying only for NGFF, others Pcie but not M.2

    If anyone could link one on ebay or Amazon would be appreciated
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    Re: Nvme enclosures

    I've got one of the ugreen ones and have a 1tb kioxia in it, works as expected, not much more to add!
    Cheap on their site right now as there's a code, picked mine up from amazon for something like £13

    https://uk.ugreen.com/products/10902?sscid=a1k7_36ji9&

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    Re: Nvme enclosures

    I tend to go for Sabrent for that kind of device .... though I can't see anything wrong with that Ugreen one.

    Why Sabrent? Well, used their stuff from time to time for quite a few years and, so far, no disappointments. A recent example would be a 16-port powered USB hub. Like previous Sabrents, it's well made, but unlike some competitors, decently heavy and not easily dragged around by connected cables (though I Velcro'd it down anyway). Note - I don't have all 16 ports on, at any given point. So far, max is about 7, and even that, only briefly. What it does allow (as each port is indiidually switched) is to have quite a few things connected and available at a button-push (like Yubikey, several memory cards, etc) while having 4 or 5 devices (audio interface, Logitech radiomouse and KB, etc) permanently on, and still leave a few ports frthe odd this or that, as needed. Theoretically, i could use all 16 simultaneously, but no sure I want to try it, and doubt I'll ever have the need.

    But I've been using Sabrent for 20-ish years, starting with a dual-port 3.5" drive dock. That HD doc stiill works, by the way.

    So .... Sabrent are typically not the cheapest option BUT, I'd rather pay a few quid more for peace of mind, given I've yet to be let down by them.

    Typically, if price is key, don't go for Sabrent. And that Ugreen does look okay. My personal experience drives me to Sabrent so all I'd say is they're worth a look ... but will probably cost you a bit more.
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    Re: Nvme enclosures

    Thank you for the suggestions, will take a look. I think the bit the threw me was the pcie m.2 nvme and the next generation form factor thing. Was just overthinking it in the end
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    Re: Nvme enclosures

    I use the UGreen ones mainly, but, I have also used Sabrent in the past.

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    Re: Nvme enclosures

    I went Sabrent back in March:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08RVC6F9Y/

    At the time, one of those and a low end NVMe drive was the same cost as a portable HDD but clearly way more portable as well as stupidly fast. Probably last longer too.

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    Re: Nvme enclosures

    This has served me well for both SATA/NVME drives.

    It's nice and bulky, bit of weight to it. Transfer rates are brilliant and stable, doesn't do the usual USB thumb drive of fast/slow/fast/slow..... Can't fault it.

    I have amassed 3 so far, the drives have all been donated from peoples laptops/desktops that have upgraded.
    I use 1 for Ventoy, 1 for an encrypted drive and 1 as a drive for tools & data.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08WL3LQTC
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