SilverStone ECM20 m.2 Adapter Review
By David Ramsey
Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: ECM20
Model Number: SST-ECM20
UPC: 844761012137 EAN: 4710007222133
Price As Tested: $17.99 (Amazon)
Full Disclosure: SilverStone provided the product sample used in this article.
The m.2 form factor is becoming popular for SSDs due to its small size, and, in PCI-E guise, superior performance. As our recent test of the Samsung 950 Pro m.2 SSD has shown, PCI-E m.2 SSDs offer performance many times that of the very best SATA SSDs, so if you’re looking for a storage upgrade, m.2 is definitely the way to go. While m.2 slots are only available on the latest motherboards, SilverStone Technology’s ECM20 m.2 adapter card offers an inexpensive way for older systems to enjoy the performance and space savings of modern m.2 SSDs. Benchmark Reviews tests the ECM20 and compares the performance of a modern m.2 PCI-E SSD on this adapter card with its performance on a native m.2 port.
Features & Specifications
- Supports one SATA6 SSD and one PCI-E 4x SSD
- No drivers required
- Includes extra bracket for low-profile systems
- Supports Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems
Let’s take a look at this adapter in the next section.