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Build Advice Using a universal nvme heatsink

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by numanoid, 12 Feb 2022.

  1. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    I was aware of that.

    This is what I was thinking about with regard to retention.
     
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  2. numanoid

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    Thank you buddy
     
  3. numanoid

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    Thanks buddy
     
  4. numanoid

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    Thank you matey,good to know
     
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  5. numanoid

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    Thank you buddy
     
  6. ModSquid

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    So with these NVMes then, if you unplug your PC and go backpacking for any length of time (2 years?), you'll come back to an empty drive (temp-dependent, of course. Say active/power-off both at 25C)? Or am I reading that wrong?
     
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  7. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Most motherboards now come with built in sinks that are pretty beefy. My Z690 board did, for all 4 drives.

    I've always used them because why not really. Plus exposed M2 drives are pretty fugly.
     
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  8. numanoid

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    So my son has an nzxt b550 n7...he has 2 gen 4 nvme drives, will only 1 work as a gen 4 and the other steps down to gen 3 speeds,thanks
     
  9. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    B550 is gen 3 for connection to the chipset. Only the one closest to the CPU (and connected to the CPU) is gen 4 on B550 boards.
     
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    Cheers buddy,so it was pointless him getting 2 gen 4 nvme's.....thank you
     
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  11. Vault-Tec

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    Yeah it's similar on Alderlake. Only the top slot closest to the CPU is PCIE 4, or 5 or whatever and the rest are wired to the SB controller. PCH or whatever they call that now.

    That said yes, it is pointless getting two gen 4. You may as well RAID two cheap gen 3, as they will absolutely rip. That was one thing I got as an added bonus on AL, was the chance to finally RAID up the two 256gb Pioneer SSDs I bought ages ago that were just gathering dust. So that is now my boot drive.

    [​IMG]

    Formats down to about 490gb, and cost me about £70 IIRC. Writes are not exceptional but reads are insane.
     

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