The OWC U2 ShuttleOne is an adapter that converts NVMe M.2 SSDs into U.2 SSDs

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What you need to know

  • The new hot-swap adapter converts NVMe M.2 SSDs into U.2 SSDs.
  • The adapter is made from metal for added heat dissipation.

OWC today announced the U2 ShuttleOne, an adapter that takes NVMe M.2 SSDs and converts them into hot-swappable U.2 SSDs for use in servers, gaming rigs, and just about anywhere.

Designed to make it easier for people to make use of super-quick U.2 storage, the adapters are also made of metal to aid in the dissipation of heat and, as a result, improve the longevity of the SSD that's encased within it.

The OWC U2 ShuttleOne brings U.2 SSD performance and capacity to the mainstream with a flexible, easy to use "build your own" heat dissipating full metal adapter. Performance enthusiasts, IT admins, M&E pros, gamers, and more can now use a readily available and affordable NVMe M.2 "blade" style SSD in a 2.5-inch U.2 bay. Whether you have a U.2 bay equipped server, workstation, gaming rig, or external drive; the OWC U2 ShuttleOne gives you access to a new world of storage possibilities.

The adapters are good for up to 8,000MB/s transfer speeds and prices start at just $44.99. That gets you a bare adapter, while you can also order one with storage already installed and ready to go, too. Prices start from $149 depending on how much storage you'd like.

These could be a great addition to any high-power workflow including, say, a Mac Pro or iMac Pro.

Unfortunately, the Mac Pro is out of reach for most people and the iMac Pro is no longer being made. Need a new Mac? Check out our collection of the best Macs and choose one for yourself.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.