MSI Prototype M.2 Xpander-Aero Slider Gen 5 Expansion Card

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MSI showcases the M.2 Xpander-Aero Slider Gen 5 expansion card at the 2024 Taipei International Computer Show, as reported by IT Home on June 11. This innovative card is designed to simplify the process of upgrading or replacing M.2 SSDs by allowing users to install or swap the SSDs without the need to open the computer chassis. The M.2 Xpander-Aero Slider Gen 5 supports up to two M.2 SSDs of the 22110 form factor and is compatible with the latest PCIe 5.0 x4 interface, ensuring high-speed data transfer capabilities. This feature is particularly beneficial for users seeking to enhance their system’s storage capacity or speed without undergoing the usual hassle associated with accessing the internals of a computer case.

Traditionally, upgrading or replacing M.2 SSDs involved opening the computer case, which could be inconvenient and time-consuming. MSI's introduction of the M.2 Xpander-Aero Slider Gen 5 addresses this issue by providing a user-friendly alternative that requires no case disassembly. Users can now easily slide in and secure new SSDs directly through the expansion card’s accessible interface.


This product offers a practical solution for both casual and power users who frequently upgrade their system’s storage. It also maintains optimal performance levels, ensuring that the ease of installation does not compromise the SSDs' efficiency or speed.

Source: ithome

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