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Use your U.2 NVMe drive externally!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:55 pm
by RichieLAX
We have found a product from ICY DOCK called the EZ-Adapter Ex MB931U-1VB where you can connect your U.2 NVMe drive externally through a USB connection.

If you are working with a BlackMagic 12K camera with a URSA Mini Recorder Attachment (basically a U.2 caddy), you can simply use the same drive in the caddy and connect it directly to your computer's USB instead of messing with expensive enclosures. :o

Re: Use your U.2 NVMe drive externally!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:46 am
by Travis Hodgkinson
Do you work for Icy Dock? Just a hunch.

Also buyer beware, they don't have power solutions for Australia as of yet. It's only comes with a US 2 pin power plug. Bit of a let down. But not the end of the world.

Re: Use your U.2 NVMe drive externally!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:49 am
by Uli Plank
I have used Icy products in the past and they were OK.
Another good brand is Startech, they may have something similar soon.
They already have an enclosure: www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-NVMe-Enclos ... B07PZXZL3Y

Re: Use your U.2 NVMe drive externally!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:54 am
by robedge
Travis Hodgkinson wrote:Do you work for Icy Dock? Just a hunch.


Uli Plank wrote:I have used Icy products in the past and they were OK.


I think that whether Icy Dock is "OK" depends on the answer to Travis's question :)

Re: Use your U.2 NVMe drive externally!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:26 am
by Travis Hodgkinson
Haha, yeah man I'm super confident they do :)

Not a bad thing, just have a hunch. Join date, the fact that I've been in contact with them. I digress.

The product looks well made and I'm confident it'll work well.

Not cheap. But hey they're literally the only ones on the market right now that make an external U.2 reader.

Was quoted $187 AUD including freight.

Re: Use your U.2 NVMe drive externally!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:31 am
by robedge
I'm interested in Mr. Lam's answer to Travis's question. If the post that started this thread is effectively from Icy Dock, there is a problem with basic honesty, at a level that isn't tolerated in grade school.

If Mr. Lam is the disinterested observer that he represents himself as, let's hear more, especially about him, "finding" this product and his experience using it. If he isn't disinterested, and we're being played for fools, that's useful to know, and to remember.

Re: Use your U.2 NVMe drive externally!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:02 am
by robert Hart
There may be a little enforced pragmatisim at play if the original poster is also a vendor or commissioned spotter.

Given how things are playing out worldwide, the little guys trying to get by in Dongguan, Shanghai, Hong Kong or where-ever in China will be doing it tough.

Vending from China may have become moribund. There has been some very deep discounting of asking prices for ARRI-clone HMI lamps recently.

There may be added to diminished world market and transport/delivery difficulties, a backlash by customers due to the origin of the virus and the sanctions against Australian exporters.

Vendors pushmarketing in forums with proxies or pseudonyms will only give themselves a footshot.

Re: Use your U.2 NVMe drive externally!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:41 pm
by RichieLAX
Travis Hodgkinson wrote:Do you work for Icy Dock? Just a hunch.

Also, buyer beware, they don't have powerful solutions for Australia as of yet. It only comes with a US 2 pin power plug. Bit of a letdown. But not the end of the world.


No, I don't work for icy dock. I am looking to repurpose my U.2 drives and I have a Blackmagic camera too. I couldn't really use the u.2 drive because it needed special cabling. I have been using a m.2 nvme ssd with a SSK enclosure.

That is strange that they only have a US plug. It is not a concern for me since I live in Florida. Did you ask why? Will it work for you if you have a power converter?