ADATA XPG STORM RGB M.2 2280 add-on Gets An Actively Cooled Heatsink

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. SweenJM

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    I am noticing that ssd cooling is becoming more and more of a consideration.
     
  3. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Guessing those high speed GB/s M.2 chips can get a bit hot, space tends to be a bit cramped depending on motherboard model though so it's interesting to see something that isn't a thin piece of copper though a heatsink probably helps a bit too on it's own. :)
    Not too sure about how hot the newer models can get either or if they throttle down or have some other means to prevent problems.

    Probably depends a lot on the architecture of the SSD and how much voltage it requires plus the size of the chip and all that. A lot of reading up to do whenever I do the next full system upgrade as it seems M.2's have the advantage for now until a newer SATA connection becomes available. Well whenever that might happen, PCIE-4, USB 3.2 and DDR5 are all planned - though it'll take time for actual hardware using these specs to become available of course. - but I haven't heard much recently about SATA4 but I might just have missed it too.

    EDIT: Guessing this design isn't blower but rather sucker(?) sending hot air out from the casing/heatsink and well into the rest of the case and straight into the GPU? Not really sure if that's ideal design but I guess testing will see how this works.
     
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    Give me a waterblock to put on such a SSD and get it over with.
     

  5. JonasBeckman

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    Seems to exist as well, less bulky than I would have believed too after doing a quick "M.2 waterblock" Google search, neat. :)
    (And maybe a little bit overkill but eh if you're looping all the other major hardware into water cooling might as well get that one too. :D )
     

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