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News EK launches Intel 750 Series SSD water block

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 12 Oct 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I've often wondered what to do when my SSD reaches blistering temperatures...

    Oh, wait, nope that was definitely a lie - it never does and I never have.
     
  3. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Do you have an Intel 750 though or just a normal SATA drive?
     
  4. GiantKiwi

    GiantKiwi New Member

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    Does it matter? Nope. An SSD is never going to reach temperatures high enough to justify putting a Waterblock on it.
     
  5. Nexxo

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    Required to cool all the l33t. :p
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    If it ran hot enough to justify watercooling, you'd think Intel might actively cool the cards by default, rather than fit THE most basic passive heatsink I've seen in years, no? :rolleyes:
     
  7. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of any home applications whereby the controller would get hot enough to require watercooling. Sure, if the controller was running flat out for sustained periods of time then it would get pretty toasty, but realistically how often is that going to happen?
     
  8. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    A waterblock is just a different heatsink. Funnily enough drives like the 750 actually do need those, they use a lot more power than a standard SATA drive, and that power has to go somewhere. The 750 comes with a heatsink for a reason, many users have also noted that with NVME drives, under sustained loading they can slow down thanks to thermal throttling. Does that mean a waterblock is necessary? No, but a waterblock is never necessary, even on a GPU, so that's a moot point.

    It's there simply because it has some mild purpose and can also be incorporated into a water loop.
     
  9. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees is not The Piper at The Gates of Dawn

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    Intel say power consumption is 4W idle and 22W active, I suppose it could get hot if you insulate it.

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/ssd-750-spec.html
     
  10. Hakuren

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    750s get really hot if you put it to serious work. If only play games you won't see a difference, but for serious stuff waterblock will be beneficial without question.

    It's ironic that they released it to the market 10 days after finishing rebuilding of my loop... I not taking this apart now, but I would gladly get 2 if I knew in advance.
     

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