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We understand your situation regarding the Intel® SSD DC P3700 Series with the USB enclosure.
We would like to inform you that the enclosure you informed does not support NVMe* and that is why you can't see the SSD.
We can not recommend you a specific USB enclosure. However, you need a USB enclosure that supports NVMe* and also supports the U.2 SSD's connector.
Please let us know if you have further questions.
Hi - thank you for the reply.
Do you know of any industry solutions for a "USB enclosure that supports NVMe* and also supports the U.2 SSD's connector" ? Not a recommendation - but does this exist?
If so - I will continue to search. I contacted a couple vendors (Startech, etc) - but they do not have a solution for this.
I'm no expert, but NVMe drives are basically PCI express devices. No company to date has developed a PCIe to USB bridge chip. However, you can uses a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure to achieve something close to what you want. If your customer can get a Thunderbolt 3 laptop or desktop then this will work.
U2 to PCIe adapter:
If you want something smaller, a SONNET fusion drive is pretty nice: