Sleeve around M.2 SSD, temperature(heatsink) and noise

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  1. vesayreve

    vesayreve Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey guys,

    I just installed a brand new Samsung 970 evo plus 2tb to my Asus strix gl704gw, replacing the 500gb 660p.

    There was something like a sleeve(a bit shiny like aluminum foil, non-conductive, had something sticky under it and no this is not a warranty sticker it completely wrapped the old m.2) around the old ssd. What is the purpose of that? I carefully removed the old ssd from sleeve and inserted the new one still using the sleeve. Is this some sort of heat dissipator? Shock defense? I tried to be careful but now the sleeve isn't tight like it was.

    Should I go back and put the ssd without sleeve, is it better for temperatures?

    When ssd works it reaches up to 73 degrees. Is that normal? It is not throttling, right? Should I buy a heatsink?

    It has a pretty annoying noise when it works, is that normal? This wasn't a thing in 660p. Standard drive noise but it's working constantly.

    I attached my crystaldiskmark scores. Mine is a bit lower than the reviews. Can I do anything to improve it? Overprovision from magician didn't seem to help. Hwinfo seems to recognize everything normally.

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  2. senso

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    Can you post a photo of that sleeve?
    A plastic sleeve, if its indeed only plastic will never aid in heat dissipation, because plastic is an insulator it will create a tiny hot "greenhouse" around the SSD.
     
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    At 73 degrees it is throttling.

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    This is your system in the image above. I don't see a 'sleeve' for the M.2 drive.
     
  4. vesayreve

    vesayreve Notebook Evangelist

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    @senso @tilleroftheearth

    Hey guys this is how it looks like. That thing envelopes the ssd like a "sleeve" what should I do? Don't know if its plastic.

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  5. senso

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    Remove it and just re-use the thermal pad.
     
  6. Charles P. Jefferies

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    It looks like a heatsink to me too, and I agree it needs to be used; M.2 SSDs tend to overheat pretty fast under load without aid.

    Charles
     
  7. senso

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    It's metalized plastic to wrap the ssd so the laptop can pass rfi/EMI tests and it's wrapping the ssd so it will deprive the ssd of air flow making it run hotter, just remove it and either reuse the thick thermal pad or stick a low profile heatsink to the ssd.
     
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    Okay guys i can confirm it's some sort of heat spreader. I removed it and benchmarked. It reached 90 degrees. After reaching 92 I just stopped the benchmark. With that sleeve thingy it reaches 72 max. So thats 20C difference. Pretty significant. I am not sure if those fancy heatsinks can fit in inside my laptop case. 72 max seems good enough anyway.


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    Did you also remove the thermal pad or did you keep it after removing the sleeve?

    I'm surprised that a loose fitting sleeve is doing so much difference in temps :eek:
     
  10. vesayreve

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    If thermal pad was that sticky green thing under the sleeve then yea. They were like whole. Idk, I am pretty clueless so :D
     
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