August 8th 2016 Verified user
I needed a cable or enclosure with cable to swap out the 128gb M.2 2280 SSD that came with my laptop for a larger Samsung 850 EVO 2tb SSD. This little enclosure was just right. Slid the new SSD in, closed it up, connected it to USB 3.0, and ran the Samsung software. Came back later to see the cloning was done, and did a swap of the new for the old, and stated up my laptop with the new larger freshly cloned SSD and it ran perfect.
I then put my old smaller SSD in the enclosure for safe keeping. Will keep it that way until my laptop warranty is up, and the. I can use this SSD enclosure as a fast external drive. Cool.
This is better than just a temporary cable. It is just a little tricky pushing the SSD into the carrier and sliding it into the enclosure. But nothing impossible. Slide it in from the end opposite the logo light.
I always have a fan gently blowing on my laptop to run AutoCAD and Revit. Checked the temp of the laptop and the SSD enclosure with my hand and it didn't even feel warm, let alone hot.
Very pleased with this ZTC Thunder Enclosure for SSD M.2 drives.
Review of ZTC Thunder Enclosure NGFF M.2 SSD to USB 3.0 - Aluminum Shell, 5 Size Board - High Speed 6GB/s