Silver Stone ECM23
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.
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.