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PCI Express card that will allow M.2 SATA drives to be connected

What are some good PCI Express peripheral cards that will allow M.2 SATA drives to be connected and accessible within Windows 10 and Server 2016 running on that computer?

I often need to connect laptop M.2 SATA drives to my Windows 10 desktop computer or Server 2016 server and have found the USB to M.2 SATA drive connectors to be quite flimsy and troublesome.

So I'm looking for some good PCI Express peripheral cards that will allow M.2 SATA drives to be connected to my desktop computer or server.
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andyalderCommented:
Wouldn't a USB3 to M.2 SATA enclosure be more convenient? No need to take the lid off your PC or server with one of those.
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I  have found the USB to M.2 SATA drive connectors to be quite flimsy and troublesome which is why I am looking for a PCI Express card that will allow me to connect M.2 SATA drives.
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andyalderCommented:
Sorry, you already said that.

Just a bit worried about you keep plugging and unplugging a PCIe card. An M.2 to SATA adapter could be safer electrically as at least SATA's inherently hot-plug.
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nobusCommented:
i agree with andyalder, about bricking the flimsy connectors
imo - they should produce something more robust if plugging is needed
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andyalderCommented:
Not much in the way of external disk docks with M.2 available yet though, they're more robust than external enclosures but you end up with 2.5 and 3.5 inch bays with M.2 thrown in almost as an afterthought.
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nobusCommented:
yep a more integrated solution should be bettter -but if they'll make it??
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