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I bought one of the new Nvidia SSD's. It has an awfully nice heat sink but it makes it kinda thick. Is there any way to use it without removing the heatsink.
PCIe to M.2 adapter card? The thickness shouldn't be on the bottom or a standard M.2 slot wouldn't fit unless the NVIDIA DGX have custom M.2 connectors.

edit: M.2 extension cable? https://www.amazon.com/Sintech-M-Key-Extention-Cable-20CMS/dp/B07DZCCGJN?th=1

Thinking about getting a few myself but the price is a too high for questionable warranty support. Also the bar is now $25/TB from the 3.2TB for $80 U.2 NVMe thread :D
 
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PCIe to M.2 adapter card? The thickness shouldn't be on the bottom or a standard M.2 slot wouldn't fit unless the NVIDIA DGX have custom M.2 connectors.

edit: M.2 extension cable? https://www.amazon.com/Sintech-M-Key-Extention-Cable-20CMS/dp/B07DZCCGJN?th=1

Thinking about getting a few myself but the price is a too high for questionable warranty support. Also the bar is now $25/TB from the 3.2TB for $80 U.2 NVMe thread :D
It is pretty thick both top and bottom. I have a couple of PCIe adapters and it's not even close
 
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I know there's more messages in this thread after I posted these 2 pics but they're now showing on my end even tho I'm getting email notifications.

The 2 halves are held together by 6 screws. I assume that removing these screws will free the drive. I did find an adapter on Amazon that looks like it might work.

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Kinda pricey for what it is tho
 

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Ah yea looks like the DGX has the double height M.2 connector (ex. if there's a Wi-Fi M.2 beneath it).

Makes sense if your DGX is constantly R/W data for GPUs to crunch for AI workloads.

It is a shame to lose the great heatsink. Those pads looks kinda thick tho.

Personally, if I'm using these I'd remove the stock heatsink and use the motherboard one.. or get these which I use :

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/2255800648092608.html (2280)
https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256805335990883.html (2210)

I'd send you one but I only have 2280 right now.
 
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I know there's more messages in this thread after I posted these 2 pics but they're now showing on my end even tho I'm getting email notifications.

The 2 halves are held together by 6 screws. I assume that removing these screws will free the drive. I did find an adapter on Amazon that looks like it might work.

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Kinda pricey for what it is tho
Vantec makes some decently good stuff though, so you won't run into gremlins that will rob your time. :)
 
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I know there's more messages in this thread after I posted these 2 pics but they're now showing on my end even tho I'm getting email notifications.

The 2 halves are held together by 6 screws. I assume that removing these screws will free the drive. I did find an adapter on Amazon that looks like it might work.

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Kinda pricey for what it is tho
Yeah I deleted my reply after I realised removing the heat sink ain't the point.

Plus those drives look like they are double sided so probably not a good idea to leave the other side uncooled.
 
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Plus those drives look like they are double sided so probably not a good idea to leave the other side uncooled.
Good call, so used to consumer NVMe forgot the enterprise ones are double-sided. Front and back of the PM963 3.84TB version

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Gotta appreciate the design on the heatsink meant to cool the ssd inside this chonker

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Kinda pricey for what it is tho
If you're feeling adventurous, look into sanding the inside faces (contacting the SSD) and use thinner thermal pads. If theres more airflow, more than a cramped #U server with nearby hot components), it should be fine with less thermal mass to sink heat from the ssd.

Its much easier to go with the card and they will look awesome!
 
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Ah yea looks like the DGX has the double height M.2 connector (ex. if there's a Wi-Fi M.2 beneath it).

Makes sense if your DGX is constantly R/W data for GPUs to crunch for AI workloads.

It is a shame to lose the great heatsink. Those pads looks kinda thick tho.

Personally, if I'm using these I'd remove the stock heatsink and use the motherboard one.. or get these which I use :

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/2255800648092608.html (2280)
https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256805335990883.html (2210)

I'd send you one but I only have 2280 right now.
the jonsbo brand 2280 heatsink has an "oem" one on amazon.com for $7.99+tax: SMSJSIY m.2 heatsink
I have 2 sets in use. each set has 2 pairs of thermal pads, 1 thick, 1 thin.
 
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the jonsbo brand 2280 heatsink has an "oem" one on amazon.com for $7.99+tax: SMSJSIY m.2 heatsink
I have 2 sets in use. each set has 2 pairs of thermal pads, 1 thick, 1 thin.
AliExpress used to have free shipping on the heatsinks so they were 2-4$ each shipped, took 2 weeks.

Nice, get from Amazon for next day delivery if its the same price :)
 
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Are those Chinese SSDs allowed to sell in US? If not, we won't see any price adjustment anytime soon.
Imagine a quarter of the global market stopped buying non-Chinese branded SSDs. Samsung already started to cut productions but the price drop will last for a good while.
 
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Imagine a quarter of the global market stopped buying non-Chinese branded SSDs. Samsung already started to cut productions but the price drop will last for a good while.
It's good to hear no incidents from these NAND manufacturing plants for a long time now. (Hi Samsung, Micron...)

A Shortage in NAND Flash Memory Could Raise SSD Prices (premiumbeat.com)
According to a report by Digitimes — who spoke to several sources about the matter — the price of NAND flash chips could increase by as much as forty percent.
 
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Upgraded firmware to version D0MU075 via Micron Storage Executive.
Below Smart information is also from this software.

Bash:
msecli -S -n Drive*

Device Name  : Drive*

 ID  Attribute Name                Attribute Data Units

 1   Raw Read Error Rate           0        Errors/Page   
 5   Reallocated NAND Block Count  0        NAND Blocks                   
 9   Power On Hours Count          0        Hours                         
 12  Power Cycle Count             5        Power Cycles                   
 170 Reserved Block Count          0        Bad Blocks                     
 171 Program Fail Count            0        NAND Page Program Failures     
 172 Erase Fail Count              0        NAND Block Erase Failures     
 173 Block Wear-Leveling Count     1        Erases                         
 174 Unexpected Power Loss Count   0        Unexpected Power Loss events   
 180 Unused Reserved Block Count   12392    Blocks                     
 183 SATA Interface Downshift      0        Downshifts                     
 184 Error Correction Count        0        Correction Events             
 187 Reported Uncorrectable Errors 0        ECC Correction Failures       
 188 Command Time Out Count        2        Count                         
 194 Enclosure Temperature         37        Current Temperature (C)       
                                   52        Highest Lifetime Temperature (C)
 195 Cumulative Corrected ECC      0        Errors                         
 196 Reallocation Event Count      0        Events                         
 197 Current Pending ECC Count     0        ECC Counts                     
 198 SMART Off-line Scan           0        Errors                         

     Uncorrectable Errors         

 199 Ultra-DMA CRC Error Count     0        Errors                         
 202 Percentage Lifetime Remaining 100        % Lifetime Remaining         
 206 Write Error Rate              0        Program Fails/MB               
 210 RAIN Successful Recovery      0        TUs successfully recovered by
     Page Count                                 RAIN

 211 Integrity Scan Complete Count 0        Count
 212 Integrity Scan Folding        0        Count                         

     Completed Count               

 246 Cumulative Host Sectors       0        512 Byte Sectors               

     Written                       

 247 Host Program Page Count       0        NAND Page                     
 248 FTL Program Page Count        3377        NAND Page
                  

Device Name  : Drive*
SMART attributes are retrieved successfully
CMD_STATUS   : Success
STATUS_CODE  : 0

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