M.2, PCIe, Opal to Sata adapter?  If I want to read one via USB port

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Is there an adapter that I can put one of there drives in that will read via usb on a PC?

Or does the PC have to have a controller as well?

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Top Expert 2014

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I don't think anyone does a USB M.2 caddy that does both NVMe and SATA, but I might be wrong. I think you'll need on of each. As far as Opal is concerned it's an encryption standard so doesn't matter what interface is used. No controller is needed since it's already USB.
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Im hoping to put the M.2, PCIe, Opal in an adapter that has a SATA connection if you know what I mean.

Once I have that I can hook it up to a PC via Sata ..

so Maybe forget about the USB as once Its can connect via sata I can take it from there ..
Top Expert 2014
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I don't think anyone makes a NVMe (PCIe) to SATA adapter either. There would be very little demand for it. Try googling for "NVMe to SATA" and all you'll get is people asking the same question and links to Amazon and banggood that only have that string as the search term but no product.

Far easier to use USB or a stand-up NVMe PCIe card if it's a new-ish PC..
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Top Expert 2016

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by attaching the m.2 nvme drive to SATA then you will be losing the advantages of a nvme drive save your money and get a sata m.2 drive.
Why do you want to plug the m.2 to usb adapter into plug into a SATA port?  If you don't have a USB3/3.1 port then use a pcie USB 3.0/3.1 adapter
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

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StarTech makes a number of adapters and enclosures and then there's a whole host of them on FleaBay that we've purchased for client spot restore needs.
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I havnt made my motives clear ...



Hi, I didn’t make my motives clear ...

I have one of these HW cloning device, I don’t think they still make them

anyway if I need to clone the SSD I have to be able to read it

https://www.diskology.com/djstandard.html

A caddy that reads it to Sata could be ideal.

but perhaps it doesn’t have the controllers

in which case a caddy to usb may be the job
Top Expert 2014
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Ah, that wouldn't cope with Opal, I thought you had a PC. You're the one in a thousand that actually needs NVMe to SATA, they're not going to make a chip to do that as the demand is too low. There is a duplicator available for $1,800 https://www.ureach-estore.com/products/u-reach-m-2-pcie-u-2-nvme-sata-duplicator-and-sanitizer-1-1

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