Author Topic: M2 SSDs  (Read 244 times)

M2 SSDs
« on: August 31, 2019, 12:06:39 pm »
Should these things have a heatsync or not? A new area for me and thinking of buying one to speed things up a bit,  but there are confusing messages out there indicating that NAND memory likes to run hot, controllers do not. My motherboard does not provide a sync for the slot.  What does the panel think?
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Re: M2 SSDs
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 12:10:29 pm »
They don't need a heatsink. Just plug in & go.

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Re: M2 SSDs
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 12:26:56 pm »
Not needed IME. Very fast, you'll like it :)
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Re: M2 SSDs
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 12:38:14 pm »
Power consumption (hence dissipation) varies a lot between different SSDs
Ballpark figures (e.g. Intel 2506GB): ~10mW "idle", ~600mW "active". "Instantaneous Peak" can be a bit more.
Hence no need for a heat sink.

Re: M2 SSDs
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2019, 05:53:04 pm »
If the M.2 socket is between the graphics card and the cpu socket on the mainboard then I would fit a heatsink just for good measure.

My mainboard has two M.2 sockets and I use the one not located in said area.  It is also the slightly higher spec socket of the two but that is irrelevant in my case as ultimate performance is not the objective of this machine.

Re: M2 SSDs
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2019, 07:05:25 am »
I only notice heat sinks on the PCI 4 ones. Which are found on the AMD X570 chip sets. Guess that extra speed means more heat to deal with. Most important is the case and fans to remove all that internal heat.