Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by Arisius, Oct 21, 2021.
What kind of cooling is better to buy for Samsung 970 evo plus 250gb?
What do you advise?
I use the Jonsbo heatsinks. Work as intended and cheap.
Does it get hot?
With propper case airflow it shouldn't go hot enough for it to matter, neither will a heatsink help if that airflow sucks.
ek sell nvme blocks for cooling the drives but if you want it watercooled them i recommend these Bykski blocks which i use for my nvme drives. Blocks are made of tempered glass with a good solid quality and mount.
You only need to cool the controller as cooling the nand is not a good idea nand needs to be hot(ish) to work properly when writes occur
so if your mobo comes with a heat transfer plate then that's all you need to use if not then some little stick on copper heat sinks like these
is all you need
NAND wear rate increases if its not warm enough while being written to.
So rather than cooling them, a bit of heat is useful.
One of my Sabrent Rocket 1TB has its metal foil attached and is aimply air cooled, a fan blows air near it.
The long term has shown the core maxed at 50C so is adequate for my use.
The other has a heatsink that came with the mobo pushing on the the processor only, but still has the metal foil on it to raise NAND temp a little when in use.
It helps that heat passes through the foil first, its a good idea to leave it in place when fitting a heatsink.
I installed my new system drive, Samsung 980 Pro, with Be Quiet MC1 cooler. The drive is idling at 44-45C, so I don't think the NAND is suffering from too low temperature. From what I read, the passive cooling elements of rather conservative size aren't dropping the temps that much anyway.