Alphacool offers Water-cooled NVMe M.2 SSD cooler for PCI Express 4.0

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    For gaming surely this isn't a requirement, I've got three nVME drives in my 570x Taichi and whenever I have checked they are all normal temps.
     
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    On what planet is water cooling your NVMe drive a requirement! Perhaps on Mercury!
     
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    I saw on YT where speeds were monitored along with drive temps, I'm pretty sure the best results came from vanilla or cheap heat sinks or a fan.
     
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    Pretty much what Hilbert's test also confirmed. As long as you have some sort of heatsink, and some case airflow, you're good.
     
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    Yes, I purchased a simple metal heatsink for my NVMe drive and it basically brings it down to in case temperature most of the time. I didn't have temperature problems with this drive without a heatsink, but I couldn't ever imagine a scenario where a metal heatsink would not do the job.......water cooling is certainly not required.
     
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    I don't see where this would be a requirement for anything. If you need enough storage performance to liquid cool it, you're going to need a capacity to match it. At that point, you might as well just do RAID0 or JBOD since that'll dramatically increase both throughput and capacity without risking damaging your drives.
     
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    At the rate it's going, PCI-E gen 6 or 7 m.2 drives? :p
     
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    now that's a cool PC case...literally
     
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    I should get a recent pic of my server - it too is submerged (in mineral oil) in an aquarium. Just a much smaller one, and nowhere near as nice.
     
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    Ha, well I guess that could be a good point, do we know if NVMe drives have been getting hotter & hotter as we've gone through the different gens? Although most of the horror stories of NVMe heat were when they first came on the scene - my general impression.
     
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    On pro planet where all of your 10 PCIe are filed with those cards in a 2U rack...
    Then you make a version with cheaper translucid top and add RGB and target "gamer" with higher price :) ...
    btw the without RGB version is less expensive and is a really good product from Alphacool (as always).
     
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    But mineral oil too have bad point on long time
     
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    this has a pcie4 connector
     
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    Yeah, I was referring to speculating on what the thermals of a pci-e gen 6 or 7 ssd may be, given that higher storage bandwidth is producing more heat every generation.
     

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    I've only had 2 issues with mineral oil: It is messy if you want to do any maintenance, and any kind of soft plastic submerged in it becomes hard. Otherwise, I've had no issues with it for years.
     
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    I have a 4tb M.2 SSD and a 8tb HDD.

    The ssd actually runs cooler than the HDD.

    That's just using my Gigabyte X570S Aorus Master's built in Thermal Guard heat spreader.
     
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    THIS above is not requred but good big heatsink is, especially if you run custom loop.

    I have 4 and had others, they all 2Tb, and without heat-sink they unusable, Samsung 970 EVO Plus, will do 50-60 just idling [they idle 46 with heatsink]
    The issue is when you need to use them, they will throttle from heat

    The motherboard heatsinks are basic, they kinda ok, if you dont do long writes, some newer mobo heatsink that dual sided are much better, but there are TONS of motherboard heatsinks that connected to the Chipset, its a huge mistake by the board makers.
    My latest mobo i looked specifically so it has heatsinks not touching the chipset,because before i had MSI x570 Creation that would heat up the M.2 [ I set the chipset fan at 100% it helped somewhat but still sucked]
     
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    Once, i had myself the protective varnish from Asus pcb and then PCB from ECS, that goe out in in small spark half dissolved and get every where :( .
    i never tried again non conductive oil
    But also every cooling solution have bad point...
     
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    Weird - how long did it take for that to happen? I've run a submerged system for about 3 years straight and the only issue it had was all of the USB ports could barely provide enough amperage to power numlock, but I don't think the mineral oil had anything to do with that. Right now I'm running an ARM system with all solid state components.
     

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