Test Adapter ASUS HYPER M.2 X4 MINI. Comparison Testing Results.
Posted by Vladimir Yamkovoy on
February 17, 2017
The ASUS HYPER M.2 X4 MINI adapter is a device intended for SSD drives that use the popular M.2 format, but which are installed on motherboards lacking an M.2 slot. The adapter allows for the use of SSD drives in existing configurations with motherboards with a PCI-E slot, without requiring the purchase of new equipment.
The ASUS HYPER M.2 X4 MINI model is a low-profile expansion board, which includes support for a PCI-E x4 interface without restrictions regarding the interface version. The X4 labelling indicates support for 4 lines of the PCI-E interface, which ensures maximum performance of data transfer via the adapter. The adapter, which is solely compatible with M.2 SSD models that support PCI-E, is intended for internal installation and does not have external ports. The construction of the adapter allows for installing M.2 drives of various sizes: from 2242 to 22110 (which corresponds to the sizes 22×42 and 22×110, respectively), which ensures additional flexibility when planning hardware configurations for existing processes.