Tripp Lite
1111 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
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USB-C to M.2 NVMe SSD (M-Key) Enclosure Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, UASP

Model Number: U457-1M2-NVMEG2 New

Creates portable external storage for an M.2 NVMe drive via the USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port on your tablet, MacBook or Chromebook.
  • Connects a 2230, 2242, 2260 or 2280 M.2 NVMe SSD drive to your computer
  • Supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds up to 10 Gbps to ensure lightning-fast data transfers
  • Works up to 70% faster when connected to UASP host controller
  • Reversible USB-C plug connects in either direction for immediate no-fuss use 
  • Plug-and-play operation with no software required for easy, immediate installation
  • 3-year limited warranty


Connect a High-Performance NVMe Drive to Your Computer’s USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 Port
When the hard drive on your laptop is not large enough to hold all your photos, videos, music and documents, Tripp Lite’s U457-1M2-NVMEG2 is the solution to help get the storage space you need and retrieve data stashed on NVMe drives. This dependable enclosure adapter allows you to connect an M.2 NGFF NVMe solid state drive (M-Key) to any device with a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port, including a MacBook, Ultrabook or Chromebook.

Transfers Data at Lightning-Fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 Speeds with UASP Support
This adapter supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps, which is twice the speed of USB 3.1 Gen 1, to give you more data storage, retrieval and backup capacity. It reads data up to 70 percent faster and writes up to 40 percent faster when connected to a UASP-enabled host controller. The enclosure is backward compatible with previous USB generations, allowing you to use it with older equipment.

Reversible USB-C Connector Attaches in Either Direction
Unlike traditional USB cables that connect in only one direction, the reversible USB-C male connector plugs into a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port in either direction for a fumble-free connection every time.

Just Plug and Play for Immediate Use Right Out of the Package
No software, drivers or external power supply is required. The U457-1M2-NVMEG2 is compatible with all USB-enabled operating systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux. Its slim aluminum case fits easily into your laptop bag, backpack or briefcase so you can take it with you wherever you go.

Typical Applications

  • Create a portable solution for on-the-go file backups and data storage
  • Retrieve data from an M.2 NVMe drives
  • Utilize UASP for high-speed read/write

Package Includes

  • U457-1M2-NVMEG2 USB-C to M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure Adapter
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C cable (M/M), 2 ft.
  • Mini screwdriver
  • Mounting hardware
  • Owner’s manual

System Requirements

  • Device with a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port (USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatibility required to achieve USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds)
  • M.2 (NGFF) PCIe NVMe SDD drive with M-Key connector (not compatible with B-Key/M+B-Key SATA SSD or M-Key M.2 PCIe-AHCI SSD 
  • UASP-enabled host controller required to achieve UASP performance
  • Compatible with all USB-enabled operating systems
RoHS compliant


UPC Code037332241580
Drives SupportedPCIe M.2 NVMe M-Key SSD
Bus Powered  Yes
LED IndicatorsBlue (Data/Power)
Material of ConstructionMetal
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)0.57 x 4.11 x 1.43
Unit Packaging TypeBox
Unit Weight (lbs.)0.164
Operating Temperature Range50 to 122°F (10 to 50°C)
Storage Temperature Range32 to 149°F (0 to 65°C)
Relative Humidity10% to 80% RH, Non-Condensing
Side A - Connector 1USB C (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 1M.2 NGFF NVMe (M-KEY)
Connector PlatingNickel
USB SpecificationUSB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
Driver RequiredNo
UASP Support  Yes
Thunderbolt SpecificationThunderbolt 3 (up to 20Gbps long or passive cables)
CertificationsTested to CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)3-year limited warranty


USB, Lightning & FireWire
  Model Number Description
U420-003-G2 | USB, Lightning & FireWire U420-003-G2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) Cable, USB-C (M/M), 3 ft.
U420-C03-G2-5A | USB, Lightning & FireWire U420-C03-G2-5A USB-C to USB-C Cable (M/M) - 3.1, 10 Gbps, 5A Rating, USB-IF Certified, Thunderbolt 3, 3 ft.
USB Cables
  Model Number Description
U420-003-G2 | USB Cables U420-003-G2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) Cable, USB-C (M/M), 3 ft.
U420-C03-G2-5A | USB Cables U420-C03-G2-5A USB-C to USB-C Cable (M/M) - 3.1, 10 Gbps, 5A Rating, USB-IF Certified, Thunderbolt 3, 3 ft.

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