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QM2-PCIE16XB01

M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout) to PCI Express x16 Bifurcation Adapter

Introduction

QM2-PCIE16XB01 is four M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout) to PCI Express x16 Bifurcation Adapter.

PCI Express bifurcation means splitting the PCI Express bus into smaller multi-slots . For example, one x16 PCI-Express Port can be bifurcated into four x4 PCI-Express Ports. This can be achieved from BIOS level if you want to split an existing lane.

QM2-PCIE16XB01 is a cost-effective and useful solution for installing multiple M.2 PCIe SSD Modules.

You can install four M.2 PCIe SSD Module into the QM2-PCIE16XB01 then insert it into PCIe x16 slot on the computer.

Please be noted that your mainboard needs to have PCIe bifurcation mode (x4, x4, x4, x4) support.

Technical Specifications

 

Upstream PCIe interface

  • 16-lane PCI Express

Downstream M.2 interface

  • Four M.2 (Socket 3 Key M PCIe-based SSD Module Pinout)
  • Supports M.2 PCIe SSD Module
    • M.2 PCIe-based SSD with M Key (including B+M Key)
    • Module card Types:
      • Type 2242: 42mm(L) x 22mm(W)
      • Type 2260: 60mm(L) x 22mm(W)
      • Type 2280: 80mm(L) x 22mm(W)
LEDs
  • Power Status LEDs (12V and 3V3)
  • DAS (Drive activity Signal) LED

 

Computer Platform
  • Computer with PCI Express slot ( x16) supporrt PCIe bifurcation mode.

Note: Please verify with your mainboard manufacturer (such as Intel, Gigabyte, Supermicro, Portwell, Axiomtek, ASRock ...) to make sure the mainboard is bifurcated.

Physical Dimensions
  • 102(H)x145(L)mm
  • NW: 79.5g
Applications

For Two M.2 PCIe SSDs and PCIe x8 Slot expansion

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