One of the biggest problems with the use of SSDs in M.2 format is the fact that the number of them that we can install is limited by the number of sockets on the motherboard for it. However, SilverStone has a solution to it. We are talking about your SST-ECM28, a Riser card that will allow us to install more NVMe SSDs in our PC.
One of the applications where SSD drives are becoming very important is in the world of video editing. Unfortunately, many users end up having to buy an external NAS to be able to expand the storage capacity, which means losing performance on our PC. Unfortunately, many motherboards, due to space issues, do not usually support more than two or three units. So if we want to have the maximum performance together with the maximum storage capacity. Well, the best solution is a PCI riser for this type of units.
SilverStone SST-ECM28, Riser card for two NVMe SSDs
SilverStone’s solution comes in the form of very small expansion cardwhere can we install two SSD drives in M.2 format although there is a catch, since only one of them supports PCI Express, the other, instead, of the SATA type.
As you can see in the image above, the SST-ECM28 connects to a PCI Express x4 interface. Which should not surprise us precisely because an M.2 interface is still the same type but with a different shape. So that we will not see a loss of performance when expanding the number of SSD drives that our PC supports in the case of the PCIe drive. What’s more, given that normally these units don’t tend to saturate the entire PCI Express bus, the people at Silverstone have seen space and bandwidth so that we can place an M.2 SATA SSD, where we can store data that is less sensitive to width. band.
As for the units that we can place, we have the SST-ECM28 compatible with units from 30 to 80 millimeters in length, so we can use a large number of the M.2 SSDs on the market. If we already talk about supported speeds we have to is fully compatible with PCIe Gen 4 and SATA 6 Gbps. In addition, one of its positive points is that occupies no more than 32 mm in heightwhich will leave enough space inside your PC case.
Support for M.2 SSD drives
According to SilverStone, your SST-ECM28 is compatible with the following units:
- Adata XPG GAMMIX S50 Series
- Corsair Force Series MP600
- Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 M.2
- Intel NVMe SSD 660p series
- Intel NVMe SSD 760p Series
- Pioneer APS-SE20G series
- Samsung NVMe SSD 970 EVO M.2
- Samsung NVMe SSD 970 PRO M.2
- Samsung NVMe SSD SM951/961 M.2
- Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2
- Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2
- Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
- Samsung 980 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
- WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD
- WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD