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do you really need HSF on your NVMe SSD's? In short...YES!

Izerous

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Maybe not even that (4.0 vs 5.0 etc) but some of these PCI-express adapaters...

Something like this could actually start generating a measureable amount of heat with 4 NVMe's smashed tightly together like that. Finding a quad adapter was seconds finding an 8 drive adapter too a bit more effort but it already has a heatsink/fan as part of the package.

A card like this one with swapped for a water block on top is actually starting to make a lot of sense for some applications. Not for single drives but for clusters/arrays of drives.
 

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Maybe not even that (4.0 vs 5.0 etc) but some of these PCI-express adapaters...

Something like this could actually start generating a measureable amount of heat with 4 NVMe's smashed tightly together like that. Finding a quad adapter was seconds finding an 8 drive adapter too a bit more effort but it already has a heatsink/fan as part of the package.

A card like this one with swapped for a water block on top is actually starting to make a lot of sense for some applications. Not for single drives but for clusters/arrays of drives.
have some fans off mobo USB headers pointed at them?
 

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there is m.2 heatsinks with fans built in lol or can just toss a 40m noctua should help tried cooling my 905p optane with heatsink and liquid metal doesnt help controller runs hot regardless.
 

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I use the Thermalright ones, they are pretty good. The ones that came with my board are ok too.. but you know..

I am using this one right now..



I bought this one first though, it cools a bit better, but it is taller.. not that its a problem, I just think the other looks a bit classier.


I have two of the tall boys. But can only use one as my FC140 is a bit girthy to install on the top M.2.
 

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My main NVE SSD is completely under a motherboard shroud on my Maximus X board. I guess that may be a heat sink? But the drive itself certainly doesn't get direct airflow.

I haven't notice any temp issues. Currently just using the PC normally, according to HWMonitor it is at 32 C with a max of 34 C since I turned it on this morning. But that is just a PCIE 3.0 512GB NVME drive. Nothing too fancy or fast. HP EX920 drive.
 

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My main NVE SSD is completely under a motherboard shroud on my Maximus X board. I guess that may be a heat sink? But the drive itself certainly doesn't get direct airflow.

I haven't notice any temp issues. Currently just using the PC normally, according to HWMonitor it is at 32 C with a max of 34 C since I turned it on this morning. But that is just a PCIE 3.0 512GB NVME drive. Nothing too fancy or fast. HP EX920 drive.
the shroud is usually supposed to be some form of heatsink. I know my tech's have started adding thin aluminum tape heatsinks to M.2 drives in laptops.
 

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