Longline also produces SSD solutions in M.2 standards, which have been popular in recent years. M.2 solutions, which have some advantages over external or SATA SSD solutions and are generally directly connected to the mainboard, especially appeal to users with high performance and constantly high data expectations.
M.2 has a subgroup for SSDs specific form factor. There are different sizes of M.2 SSD solutions. When purchasing M.2 solutions, users should choose the sizes supported by their mainboards.
M.2 small form factor is used in many add-on card types such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite navigation, Near Field Communication (NFC), digital radio, Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), Wireless WAN (WWAN) and Solid State Drives (SSD). M.2 is the physical form factor. SATA and PCIe point to the storage interface, which means they use one of these buses.
M.2 was developed by PCI-SIG and SATA-IO, which are among the standards-setting organizations in this field, and described in PCI-SIG M.2 and SATA Rev. 3.2 specifications. It was first named as Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), then renamed as M.2 by official organizations in 2013.