Yes, well i don't think I can find one without a cable (i.e using a direct male connector). I don't like these either because that internal connector can easily break on many plug/unplug operations.
Yep, which is actually good
as those with male connectors, like - example - this one:http://www.microsata...m-2-ssd-adapter
(if used without a cable) tend to have the connector bent/snapped off by pets, passers by and clumsy colleagues
A female connector one is IMHO still preferable, like - other examples - these ones (NOT Type C):http://www.ewent-onl...nt_nederland_nlhttp://www.reposit.e...-enclosure.html
 I had more than one "normal" USB sticks die a premature death thanks to this kind of accident, and a M2 case is (relatively) huge when compared to a USB flash stick