NVME SSD's that run cooler than 960Evo

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  1. bobster

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    Hi,

    My 500GB 960 Evo is peaking at 83 degrees and averaging 72 in games (ITX build), does anyone know of any fast NVME drives that run cooler
     
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    • OPERATING TEMPERATURE
      0°C to 70°C (Measured by SMART Temperature. Proper airflow recommended)
    Ref: Samsung website.

    Keep the SSD, create a deflector or channel from paper / plastic to direct airflow over the SSD if possible or look to override the fan speeds using software to boost the airflow.

    For $0 you can be more creative, surely.

    12volt 40mm fan running on 5volts an option?
     
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    Checked my 970Evo 256 M2 while gaming Wildlands ( only game on it besides W7) using AIDA64 the temp only go up to 39C.

    This is a full size case with heaps of airflow
     
  4. PsydFX

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    From memory, the Pro series are supposed to run cooler - but obviously cost quite a bit more. I’ll see if I can dig up the link.
     
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    You could take the sticker off the top and buy some small (1cm x 1cm ish) heatsinks on eBay and stick them on there with some thermal adhesive, that'd get the temps down a fair bit.
     
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    These are the reviews that I’d read.

    970 EVO / 970 PRO

    If you compare the temperature graphs from both reviews you’ll see that both the EVO and PRO will still reach 80 degrees under load, but with the EVO, the performance drop off as a result of DTG occurs much earlier, and has a significantly higher performance impact, compared to the PRO.

    Graphs also show differences between the 960 and 970.
     
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    there's M.2 sized specific heat sinks available, also as mentioned see if you can adjust airflow.

    NVME's all seem to run pretty warm.
     
  8. coolroy

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    Typically heat sinks added to nvme ssd's do not help much/if at all with heat removal, whilst good air flow over the same device will have a substantially lower temperatures.
     
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    heatsinks still need some airflow, a heatsink in hot stagnant air isn't going to work very well.
     
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    Temps were higher with a heat sync
     
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    hi

    iv got a 5$ heat sink on 1 of 2x m.2 in raid 0, the one cooled via heat sink much cooler (iv got a 80mm fan blowing down on matx board,and video card + card slots too. and 1/2 speed, some air flow helps

    i testem them when they where in non raid (got heat info from program).
    a normal m.2 ssd sata iii runs cooler + slower
     
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    I swapped to 970 Evo and that gets hotter hahaha but for some silly reason the MB heatsink works well 970 Evo...
     
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    Perhaps temps not being reported correctly. Will let you know tonight when I install a new 960 1TB nvme.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Two 960 drives....250G and 1TB.

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    Will edit scores tonight under load.
     
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    Try again after a significant load.
     
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    Let us know the result and what MB?
     
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    I have 2x 960 EVOs as well, one near a fan and another not in direct flow (both with DIY heat sinks). The one with flow is pretty much at ambient while the other 20C higher.

    As for stress , Mine dont get very high at all, After running 3X 2GB ATTO Runs and 2X HD Tune benchmarks in a row on each drive, the drive with flow went up 13C while the No Flow drive went up 21C.

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    Those are memory temps, controller gets a lot hotter
     
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    I've got a Plextor M8Pe(G) which seems to run pretty cool.
     
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    They are little ARM CPUs without any heatsink, like almost all ARM CPUS, they start to throttle at 70C, if you want one that runs cooler, buy a slower one or install a heatsink on the CPU.
     

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