m.2 NVME SSDs that don't run too hot

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Starlight5, May 4, 2021.

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Do you care about NVME SSD temperatures?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
    94.1%
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. Tech Junky

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    I stick with the Phison based M2's and haven't had many issues with them. The thing to check though is the FW version and update it before loading data to them to get the best performance.

    I started / still use the BPX Pro 1TB and then added to the mix a CS3030 from PNY and get better performance out of it even though they're basically the same. Also the CS3030 has more useable space vs BPX.
     
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    BPX just reserves more space out of the box for inherent overprovisioning for better performance/endurance as the drive fills. The Corsair MP series does that too if I recall correctly.
     
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    I find the BPX to be good but, the CS3030 goes faster on copies. The BPX seems to top out / throttle to about 1GB/s and the CS will push 1.5GB/s. They both get hot but, that's the nature of the M2 drives on sustained I/O.

    Now the other test is in my USB enclosure which of course has a max of 1GB/s but, tends to float in the 700-800MB/s. The USB seems to have a bottleneck somewhere as I tested out a few of them and got similar results. The 1.5GB/s is internal testing drive to drive since it has 2 x NVME slots + a 2.5 SATA available. I would be tempted to try the 3.2x2 (20gbps) but, there's no way to do it on the laptop but, there's a couple of PCI cards for desktops if there's a need for that sort of speed.
     
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  4. Vasudev

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    My Samsung (PM951) was super laggy and got very hot touched almost 90C during bootup. Had to replace it with QLC P1 SSD. Its good thing I had Macrium Image for easy restore otherwise i'd been dead. My spinning HDD used for backup went dead after encountering 1 bad sector. It was almost 11-12 y.o. Had to buy new portable HDD.
    too bad Hynix P31 Gold was not available in India. It had some of the best 4k/seq speeds I've seen and power efficient till date!
     
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  5. Ed. Yang

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    interesting topic.
    Just curious, wouldn't a short length SSD, such as those 2240 or shorter(commonly found in DELL laptops) be more hotter than the longer ones as the flash chips are more closer and cluttered?
     
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    It doesn't really have as much to do with the chips being close or more dense on the PCB it's the controller chip being used that makes the difference along with the firmware that is applied to it.

    I.E. your RAM doesn't get hot // you don't see heat sinks / fans being applied to RAM in normal applications
     
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    I voted yes because 95deg is WAY to hot, if it is between a NVME running 43 and one running 46 then No.
     
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    It all depends on how you're using these. The Samsung I have in my "server" doesn't have temp issues.


    01:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVME SSD Controller SM961/PM961/SM963

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    The 2 NVME's in my laptop sit side by side and don't typically have temp issues unless I'm doing huge transfers / backups with sustained use on the controllers.

    2021-06-04_11-17-14.jpg
     
  9. ellalan

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    I have updated the firmware for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus, it improved the benchmark slightly but pleased with the performance.
    Screenshot 2021-12-01 131422.jpg Screenshot 2021-12-22 122111.jpg Screenshot 2021-12-22 204155.jpg
     
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