Aqua Computer Launches KryoM.2 PCIe Riser, Heatsink, and Block for M.2 SSDs

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Oh that's cool! I would love one with either wblock or heatsink obviously. :thumbup:
     
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    Some people think it's silly, but cooling samsung's M.2 SSD really give more stable performance.
     
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    =) And it's vertical, bypassing all the issues with the chipsets' heatsink near the first slot you see on Gigabyte boards.
     

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    Bad A$$
     
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    A water block seems a little overkill... Also exactly how hot do M.2 SSDs get? Couldn't you just get some RAM block heatsinks, use thermal glue, and call it a day?

    To me, these risers would be a little more practical and interesting if they supported at least 2 disks.
     
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    Mines has (according to hd tune) reached 89 degrees C at one point. Averages at 60, operating limit is apparently 70.
    So quite hot.

    Then again, laptop, limited ventilation (especially where that card is)

    I don't think the temperature is all that important though on these
     
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    Ah, I currently don't have any computers that support M.2 so I haven't been shopping around for them and I haven't checked out too many reviews as a result. So, apparently they do definitely get hot, but they also don't have any cooling at all. Working with ARM chips often, I've found that a roughly 50g passively cooled heatsink can bring something hot enough to burn your finger to temperatures below 40C under full load without air circulation. Silicon isn't very good at dissipating heat, but it doesn't take much to fix that.

    Considering these M.2 SSDs don't come with heatsinks, I can't imagine that you'd need more than a 100g block to help cool them off. But, I also don't know how much heat it takes to shorten the lifespan of them. So, perhaps all it takes is 60C and you could be doubling the damage caused by write cycles.
     
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