StarTech.com X8 Dual M.2 PCI Express SSD Adapter PCIE3.0

StarTech.com PEX8M2E2

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Manufacturer Part#  PEX8M2E2

UPC Code: 065030886390

Provantage Code:  STRP0M3

Condition:  Factory New

  • Product Type: M.2 to PCI Express Adapter
  • Limited Warranty: 2 Year
  • Color: Red
  • TAA Compliant: Yes

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StarTech.com PEX8M2E2 Specifications

    X8 Dual M.2 PCI Express SSD Adapter PCIE3.0

At a Glance

    • Boost system speed and performance, by adding two PCIe M.2 SSDs into the x8 or larger PCIe slot of your PC or server
    • The adapter's high-speed switch lets you access two PCIe M.2 SSDs simultaneously
    • Supports PCIe M.2 SSDs (NVMe and AHCI) in 42, 60, and 80 mm lengths
    • Compatible with PCIe 3.0 motherboards, and backward compatible with PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 1.0
    • Includes both full profile (pre-installed) and low profile brackets, vented for heat dissipation


    Upgrade your system speed and performance with this Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter. It lets you add two high performance, enterprise-class PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSDs (NVMe and AHCI) into the PCIe 8-lane or larger slot of your desktop workstation or server.

    Boost System Performance

    The expansion card lets you take full advantage of the fast performance and compact size of PCIe M.2 internal solid-state drives. With the M.2 PCIe based drives in place, the adapter increases your storage capacity and gives your computer a significant speed boost, enhancing data transfer rates.

    Access two M.2 PCIe SSDs simultaneously

    The dual M.2 to PCIe expansion card employs a high-speed ASM2824 switch, allowing you to access two drives at the same time. Since the adapter card does not rely on PCIe bifurcation, it can easily be integrated into all systems, new and legacy.

    The M.2 PCI express adapter also gives you the flexibility to access your M.2 PCIe SSDs individually. Or, you can utilize software RAID to build a RAID array to add redundancy or enhance system performance.

    Wide System Compatibility

    The adapter connects directly to your computer motherboard to support two PCIe M.2 SSDs through a x8 PCIe expansion slot. The adapter is compatible with PCIe 3.0 motherboards and is backward compatible with PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 1.0.

    Supports a Wide Range of PCIe M.2 SSDs

    The PCIe M.2 NGFF (M Key) adapter supports PCIe 3.0 NVMe and PCIe-AHCI M.2 SSDs including 2242, 2260, and 2280 drives, supporting the most common drive sizes: 42, 60, and 80 mm lengths.

    Easy to Install

    The expansion card comes with a full-profile bracket pre-installed, and includes a half-height / low-profile bracket, for installation in small form-factor computers.

    Vented Brackets

    Vented brackets on the PCIe M.2 NGFF SSD adapter card increases air flow to assist in heat dissipation.

    The TAA compliant PEX8M2E2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Certifications & Standards

    • CE
    • FCC

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    Bus Type: PCI Express

    Chipset ID: ASMedia - ASM2824

    Compatible Drive Types:

    • M.2 (PCIe, AHCI, M-Key, NGFF)
    • M.2 (PCIe, NVMe, M-Key, NGFF)

    Drive Installation: Fixed

    Drive Size: 22m - M.2 NGFF

    Interface: PCI Express x8

    Number of Drives: 2

    Supported Drive Height(s):

    • 2242
    • 2260
    • 2280


    Drive Connectors: 2 - M.2 (PCIe, M-Key, AHCI/NVMe, NGFF)

    Host Connectors: 1 - PCI Express x8 Male

    Other Interface(s): 2 - IDC (2 pin, Motherboard Header)

Package Contents

    • x8 Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter - PCIe 3.0
    • 1 x Low-Profile Bracket
    • 1 x Full-Profile Bracket (Pre-installed)
    • 2 x SSD Standoff and Installation Screws
    • 1 x Quick-Start Guide


General Information
Product NameX8 Dual M.2 PCI Express SSD Adapter PCIE3.0
Manufacturer Part NumberPEX8M2E2
Product TypeM.2 to PCI Express Adapter
Physical Characteristics
Limited Warranty2 Year
Environmentally FriendlyYes
TAA CompliantYes
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