Vastly increase system performance by replacing your 2.5” SATA hard drive with an M.2 solid state drive, using the M.2 SSD to 2.5in SATA III adapter. The M.2 (NGFF) to SATA III adapter features an enclosed housing that adds protection to your NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) SSD. The added protection provided by this M.2 SSD to SATA III adapter gives you the peace of mind to confidently use your M.2 drive in applications that require an added level of durability such as hot-swap drive bays, or external SATA docking stations. Using an M.2 SSD in place of a platter drive better utilizes the full potential of your SATA III controller, by reducing your data transfer bottleneck with file transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps — this M.2 SSD to SATA adapter is an ideal solution for further increasing the performance of a HyperDuo array. For wide compatibility with all the common M.2 solid state drives, the M.2 to SATA adapter supports multiple drive heights including: 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280. The M.2 SSD to 2.5in SATA III adapter is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty, and lifetime technical support.