Skip to: | |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - Newegg shopping upgraded ™

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

StarTech.com PEX4M2E1 M.2 Adapter - x4 PCIe 3.0 NVMe - Low Profile and Full Profile - SSD PCIE M.2 Adapter - M2 SSD - PCI Express SSD

Ships from United States.

Sold and Shipped by Newegg

Purchases from these Sellers are generally covered under our Newegg Marketplace Guarantee.
Marketplace Seller
  • Connect a PCIe M.2 SSD (NVMe or AHCI) to your computer through PCI Express for ultra-fast data access
  • x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter
  • M.2 NGFF SSD (NVMe or AHCI) Adapter Card
  • x4 PCIe expansion card
  • Expansion bay adapter supports M key M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD
  • Add a high speed 4-lane M.2 NGFF SSD such as Samsung 950 Pro or Samsung SM 951 to your PC
  • Wide compatibility with M.2 SSDs (NVMe and AHCI): 110mm, 80mm, 60mm and 42mm
  • OS independent for fast and easy set-up

LOADING... LOADING...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Learn more about the STARTECH PEX4M2E1

Model

|
Brand
StarTech
Model
PEX4M2E1

Details

|
Color
Red
Cable Length
No
Specifications
Connect a PCIe M.2 SSD (NVMe or AHCI) to your computer through PCI Express for ultra-fast data access

x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter

M.2 NGFF SSD (NVMe or AHCI) Adapter Card

x4 PCIe expansion card

Expansion bay adapter supports M key M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD

Add a high speed 4-lane M.2 NGFF SSD such as Samsung 950 Pro or Samsung SM 951 to your PC

Wide compatibility with M.2 SSDs (NVMe and AHCI): 110mm, 80mm, 60mm and 42mm

OS independent for fast and easy set-up

Connectors

|
Connector A
1 x M.2 (NGFF, M-Key, PCIe x4)
Connector B
1 x PCI Express x4 Male

Features

|
Features
Boost system speed and performance by adding a PCIe M.2 SSD to your PC

Supports PCIe M.2 SSDs (NVMe and AHCI): 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 drives

Compatible with PCIe 3.0 motherboards, and backward compatible with PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 1.0

Fast and easy setup with native OS support

Installs into x4, x8 or x16 PCIe slots

Equipped with a full-profile bracket, and includes a half-height/low-profile bracket for installation in small form-factor computers

Dimensions & Weight

|
Dimensions
7.20" x 4.80" x 7.00"
Weight
1.60 oz.

Package Contents

|
Package Contents
1 x x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter
1 x low-profile bracket
1 x full-profile bracket (pre-installed)
1 x SSD standoff and installation screw
1 x quick start guide
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by Newegg.com's Standard Return Policy.
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great M.2 adapter from StarTech.com PEX4M2E1 M.2

Pros: 100% hardware compatibility!

Cons: no problem at all with this SSD-m.2 adapter from StarTech PEX4M2E1 M.2 Adapter - x4 PCIe 3.0 NVMe

Other Thoughts: Very quickly delivery vie Fedex to South Korea, great!

Did you find this review helpful?
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
StarTek adapter

Pros: a lot faster than a regular SSD I use this with an M 2 1tb Drive I've got about a 8 second startup time and all programs open instantly

Cons: tricky install

Other Thoughts: I contacted tech support because I couldn't get my computer to see this with Windows 7 after about 2 hours on the phone with them we were able to get it and this initialized and formatted and I used a cloning program and cloned my C drive which was an SSD to this drive we had to download two hot fixes and make some folders to install them too the tech support guy actually took control of my computer and did it all for me can't get easier than that so five stars for the product and 10 Stars for Brian and support.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Functional as Advertised

Pros: - PCIe x4 fits any x4, x8, x16 slot
- Allows you to move the SSD away from heat
- Fits any M.2 card
- Allows high bandwidth for the SSD storage device

Cons: - Card takes up a lot of unnecessary space
- Specs required way too much research to correctly identify compatibility with 3rd gen M.2
- 10% speed loss on Corsair MP500

Other Thoughts: If your current slot is limited by Gen2 tech, reading and writing around 800MBps when promised 3000:1500, this card will do the trick. Uninhibited by OS or files, the card benchmarks 2760:1480, which is still far faster than any other storage medium. Not sure where the speed is lost, as there is very minimal circuitry on the board itself, and did not change when swapping between PCIe slots. Not a fan of the 4 day shipping delay, but it arrived in a very reasonable amount of time.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
No Screw in box = Can't Be Used

Pros: Quick Ship, looks nice in it's box.

Cons: No screw in box, can't hold M.2 stick in slot. Can't use it for anything.

Other Thoughts: I tried the screw that came with my M.2, but it was not the same size as the mounting points on this adapter card.
So I bought this unit & without the correct size screw it is completely useless.

0 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Manufacturer Response:
Sorry for the trouble. We'd be happy to arrange getting you the missing screw.

Please reach out to us toll-free at 1-800-265-1844 or chat live with us at StarTech.com/Chat.

Brian, StarTech.com Support
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Worked about 80% of the time

Pros: StarTech support almost wanted to solve the problem

Cons: Windows 10. Samsung 960 EVO 500GB. Lenovo Y900-34ISZ gaming tower. Worked about 4 out of 5 reboots. So about 20% of the time the drive would come up as raw and be unusable. StarTech support said their card did little so it couldn't be an issue with their card. Offered me nothing more than to suggest I try reseating the card. And the card continued to fail about 1 out of 5 times. So for $16 I bought a SYBA card and it's worked perfect. It may just have been a bad copy of the StarTech card but they did not offer to swap it. My choice was to buy another StarTech card or another brand of card, and since StarTech said their card didn't really do anything but provide the wiring, I tried the cheaper card.

Other Thoughts: The Samsung 960 EVO 500GB was working perfectly for a few months in the M.2 slot on the mother board. As the prices dropped I picked up a Samsung 960 PRO 512GB & moved it to the motherboard. The Samsung 960 EVO 500GB was moved to the M.2 expansion card.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works as advertised.

Pros: Purchased this to move my m.2 drive (mydigitalSSD BPX 512) from the inferno that was the space between my 1070 and mobo. Just to note I did not experience any throttling beforehand, I just wanted to move it into a more breathable position. Temps immediately lowered by about 15-20c (from around 80c before, yeesh), Installation was a simple plug n play, and just in case anyone is wondering it DID include another m.2 screw!!! I had lost mine upon initial installation of my drive, so this was a welcome sight. Also I would like to note zero performance loss, and upon my first boot with it installed it worked without any interaction.

Cons: Hm... Well it could have been cheaper. That's a con, right?

It was well worth the money in my personal opinion.

Other Thoughts: No other thoughts, basically this is as simple as it gets.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
My M.2 is a lot cooler now

Pros: - Plug and play, no problems on my Ryzen build using a MSI X370 Gamer Pro Carbon motherboard.
- About 9 C cooler after intense gaming (BF1) compared to where I did have it on the motherboard.
-My fans blow blow directly on the M.2 now. Before, the M.2 was located underneath the graphics card close to the heat sinks and all that heat that is generated during gaming.

Cons: none, no slow down after the move to the adapter.

Other Thoughts: I had already installed Windows 10 and a few games on my WD Black M.2 before the move. When I placed the M.2 on the adapter and plugged it in the 2nd graphics card plug, the computer booted up the first time. The computer acts like the M.2 was never moved and fast as before. So easy to set up on a new motherboard.

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Simple, fast M.2 option when native M.2 M/B slot is only PCIe2 X 2

Pros: Plug and play (ASUS Z97 Pro Wi/Fi Bios 2209) (Samsung Evo 250GB M.2 SSD)
Did not need to enter Bios
System booted with zero issues
Works as described - PCIe3 X4
Speeds near SSD drive maximum

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Native ASUS Z-97 Pro M.2 slot is only PCIe2 X2 so max speed was around 800 MB/s. Prior to installing PEX4M2E1 M.2 Adapter make sure the M.2 SSD is already setup with OS installed via M/B M.2 slot - make sure to have installed the Samsung NVMe Controller Driver (get it from the Samsung website). Then power off system, remove M.2 SSD from M/B m.2 slot and install on the adapter, plug in and boot, you should be up and running with no issues and no need to reconfigure anything in the Bios. The Samsung Magician reports interface as PCIe3 X4 and give speeds 2345 /1287 MB/s, drive max is 3200 /1800 MB/s - so a huge increase from the previous 800 MB/s. With the ASUS Z97 board use the second PCIe3 x16 slot, however be aware that the the lanes are now split between slot 1 and slot 2 so each slot is now PCIe3 X8. This does not have an impact on any video card installed in PCIe3 X16 slot 1. I have a NVIDIA GTX 1060 and have not seen any performance hit. This is a very simply and cheap upgrade if you want to max out a newer M.2 SSD.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
ICON Loading...
  • Add to Wish List
Selected Items

Best Sellers

  • antonline.com

    14,769 (88% Positive)

    Sold and Shipped by: antonline.com Email This Seller
    Ask antonline.com about:
    • StarTech.com PEX4M2E1 M.2 Adapter - x4 PCIe 3.0 NVMe - Low Profile and Full Profile - SSD PCIE M.2 Adapter - M2 SSD - PCI Express SSD
    • We won't share your email with anybody. We'll only use your
      email to contact you
    • Submit

    Ships from United States.
    On-Time
    Delivery
    93.53%
    Product
    Accuracy
    93.71%
    Customer Service
    SATISFACTION
    85.09%

    View All Seller's Reviews

  • BeachAudio

    5,423 (88% Positive)

    Sold and Shipped by: BeachAudio Email This Seller
    Ask BeachAudio about:
    • StarTech.com PEX4M2E1 M.2 Adapter - x4 PCIe 3.0 NVMe - Low Profile and Full Profile - SSD PCIE M.2 Adapter - M2 SSD - PCI Express SSD
    • We won't share your email with anybody. We'll only use your
      email to contact you
    • Submit

    Ships from United States.
    On-Time
    Delivery
    84.76%
    Product
    Accuracy
    93.27%
    Customer Service
    SATISFACTION
    87.00%

    View All Seller's Reviews

  • Deal Targets

    111 (72% Positive)

    Sold and Shipped by: Deal Targets Email This Seller
    Ask Deal Targets about:
    • StarTech.com PEX4M2E1 M.2 Adapter - x4 PCIe 3.0 NVMe - Low Profile and Full Profile - SSD PCIE M.2 Adapter - M2 SSD - PCI Express SSD
    • We won't share your email with anybody. We'll only use your
      email to contact you
    • Submit

    Ships from Canada.
    On-Time
    Delivery
    71.17%
    Product
    Accuracy
    85.59%
    Customer Service
    SATISFACTION
    62.12%

    View All Seller's Reviews

  • Compare offers from more sellers as low as $23.56 plus shipping
Are you an E-Blast Insider?
 
Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

This item is eligible for Newegg Premier benefits. Are you a Newegg Premier Member? If not, sign up today and get:

  • Free 3-day-or-less shipping on eligible items, discounts on 2- or 1-day delivery
  • Free shipping on returns using labels available on our website
  • No re-stocking fees
Learn More | Sign-in

Condition Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all product categories unless otherwise indicated within specific categories.

  • New : This means the product will ship as received by the manufacturer, sealed, with all advertised components, and with the manufacturer warranty.
  • Refurbished : This means the product was tested and repaired as required to meet the standards of the refurbisher, which may or may not be the original manufacturer. Any exceptions to the condition of the item outside the manufacturer’s information should be provided in the listing, up to and including warranty details.
  • Open Box : Newegg only guarantees your receipt of the Open Box product with the purchase of this item. Any accessories MAY OR MAY NOT be included. Newegg will NOT send you any missing accessories, even if it is required to use all of the item’s functions.Open Box items usually do not come with manufacturer or vendor warranty or technical support. However, warranty support may be available if an item was never registered by a previous owner. Please contact the manufacturer to check.
  • Used - Like New : This means that the product has been opened, possibly used but is in perfect condition with no signs of cosmetic or functional defect. Product may includes warranty, and accessories found with the original product. Product may or may not be in the original packaging. Returned items with minor packaging defects fall under this category.
  • Used - Very Good : This means that the product has been opened, may show slight signs of use and cosmetic blemish, and may be missing minor accessories, but remain in excellent condition. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description.
  • Used - Good : This means that the product has been used, may show clear signs of use and may be missing minor accessories, but remain in good condition. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description.
  • Used - Acceptable : This means that the product shows clear signs of use, cosmetic defect, and may be missing minor accessories and manual, but remain in working condition. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description. Functionality issues beyond signs of use should be disclosed in product description.
Price Available at Checkout
Why can’t we show you details of this product?

Some manufacturers place restrictions on how details of their products may be communicated.

If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.

Your Personal Data

Newegg’s website and online services use cookies and similar technology for a number of reasons: Some technologies allow the site to function. These functional cookies are required to use the site and complete purchases. Another set of technologies improve the browsing experience and personalize it. Here are all the details about Newegg’s Cookie and Privacy Policies. Please select and accept your settings before you continue. Thank you.

Your Personal Data

Newegg’s website and online services use cookies and similar technology for a number of reasons: Some technologies allow the site to function. These functional cookies are required to use the site and complete purchases. Another set of technologies improve the browsing experience and personalize it. Here are all the details about Newegg’s Cookie and Privacy Policies. Please select and accept your settings before you continue. Thank you.

Your Personal Data

To use this third-party content we need your approval to share your data with them. Here are all the details about Newegg’s Cookie and Privacy Policies. Please accept if you wish to continue with third-party features. Thank you.