When to start worrying about M.2 SSD heat?

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    Yeah I reattached the remaining thermal tape so that it’s got full contact now as I had the same thought as you. The controller heating up would transfer the heat and warm up the NAND as well. Way better it seems as it’s best of both worlds. The NAND would never ever reach ambient but the heat sink is like stop the controller getting too hot.
     
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    Pretty sure that's all it has going for it.
     
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    When your computer crashes , you'll know it got too hot.
    Wouldn't worry about a SSD getting too hot .
    I would be more worried about a CPU or GPU getting toasty .
    I run 2 x EVO 970 PLUS in RAID 0 and they do get warm but nothing to worry about .
    My MOBO does have heatsinks and thermal tape for them.
    https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/ROG-MAXIMUS-XI-CODE/
     
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    I'm tending to agree with that statement. Given what I've experienced with mine, the temperatures just seem to stabilise and don't spike unlike previously. Mind you though, the ambient temps in Adelaide have not exactly been hot since I installed it. In fact, the hottest ambient I've had in the room since is a mere 24C.
     
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    Except that when they do you tank your system performance or crash the sucker outright when the storage goes offline without warning.

    I'm pretty sure they're relying on the thermal mass to soak up any transient heat spikes; and hoping like hell that anyone with the kind of workload that would overcome the water's heat capacity is people who'd buy actively cooled enterprise gear. With the poor thermal conduction of plexi, I'd expect that the Cardea can be overcooked if you hit hard enough for long enough.
     

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