Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 3 Dec 2019.
My Corsair MP510 has only had to deal with living in a gaming rig but even so it's never gone above 50 degrees in a cramped matx case with the gpu and cpu churning out heat.
Are some getting very toasty or is it, presumably, just that i don't use mine in a way that would cause it to get too hot?
The latter: like RAMsinks, m.2 heatsinks are for all intents and purposes cosmetic outside of very specific workloads or benchmarking. Even in the widely cited Puget Systems article testing m.2 drive cooling (with one of the 'worst case' drives), throttling on the bare drive only hit after over 100GB of continuous drive reads/over 60GB continuous writes.
Didn't some of the early m.2 drivers get a little toasty or am i just mis-remembering, i could've sworn there was some FLIR video showing, was it a samsung drive, getting all hot and bothered.
There was the Samsung PMsomethingorother right at the dawn of NVMe, that was intended for OEMs and shipped with a firmware that basically never entered its low power mode at idle (as it was intended OEMS integrating them into laptops would tune the firmware for their thermal solution). These were sometimes marginally cheaper than the consumer model so were touted as a 'super secret great deal One Weird Trick' buy, glossing over the lack of consumer firmware (or tools to tune the firmware yourself).
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