Orico M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure

What is SSD/HDD Enclosure?

Enclosures are protective casings made of plastic, metal, or aluminum for drives such as solid-state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD). It also includes electronic modules to connect it to a computer as an external drive. These are often referred to as “External Hard disk drives” or “External Solid State Drives“. You can buy an external drive SSD or HDD as a whole, but some find it costly. Drive enclosures became popular because of computer upgrades. For instance, I upgraded the SSD of my laptop from 256 to 512 gigabytes.

What makes the SSD enclosure important?

As I have mentioned, I upgraded the SSD of my laptop so it means I had to remove the old SSD which is 256 gigabytes. Where do I put this? This is where an enclosure is needed, to make the old SSD usable as an external drive. You can use it to archive files or use it in place of a USB instead of just keeping in a drawer or a shelf to collect dust. The reused SSD has more space than a traditional USB and it’s even way faster in transferring files.

Another reason is when your computer is broken and the parts are beyond fixing, but the SSD or HDD is working, you can still use it as an external drive by getting an external enclosure.

For computer technicians and DIY people, this is a much-needed device for them to easily backup the files of their clients. They can interchangeably swap SSDs or HDDs in the enclosure to backup and transfer files.


Enclosures come in different form factors just like SSDs and HDDs. You must check what fits your SSD or HDD. In my case, the old 256 SSD is M.2 NVMe and that’s my reference in getting the enclosure.

Fortunately, ORICO sent me one of their M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosures.

Model: MM2C3-G2

Compatible with M.2 NVME SSD 2230, 2242,2260, and 2280

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Let’s talk more about this SSD enclosure from ORICO. It has a USB-C port and I really like it that it also comes with an adapter that is a USB-C on one end and a USB on the other end. This gives you the flexibility to plug it on a computer that has either a type-C or USB port. The adapter is attached to the cable so you don’t have to worry about losing it. In addition, the cable looks durable.

The enclosure is made of hard plastic and it’s aesthetically appealing. It comes in colors of dark green and space gray. It is also very easy to assemble and disassemble and has a high data transfer rate of 10 Gbps.

My take, ORICO M.2 NVMe SSD enclosure is a great buy. Aside from the many great features I’ve mentioned, it is also affordable. So, to those who want to reuse an old SSD for an external drive, this might be what you are looking for.

You can also watch my full review on my Youtube Channel


Ginard Guaki

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