The internal storage device market segment has seen rapid evolution over the last decade after the introduction of flash-based disk drives. Beginning with 2.5-inch SSDs in early 2010s, the market moved to mSATA units while the SATA-to-NVMe transition started to gather steam. With the PCIe 4.0 transition set in motion, many users are finding themselves with spare M.2 SSDs.
A common re-purposing method has been to place the SSD in a USB enclosure. Akasa is one of the few manufacturers to possess a SSD enclosure lineup catering to almost all possible scenarios in this market segment. Read on for our review of their M.2 SSD enclosures lineup - the Akasa AK-ENU3M2-02 (SATA), AK-ENU3M2-03 (NVMe), and the AK-ENU3M2-04 (SATA / NVMe).
This is our first week of actively tracking hard drives. Today we take a quick look at some SATA solutions, along with IDE and DDR memory.
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Kristopher Kubicki on 1/13/2003
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Kristopher Kubicki on 11/6/2002
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Matthew Witheiler on 6/18/2001
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Jason Clark on 8/27/2000
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Scott Gooden on 7/26/2000
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Scott Gooden on 5/18/2000
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Scott Gooden on 5/16/2000
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Scott Gooden on 4/14/2000
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