- Oct 1, 2022
I've been looking into heatsinks in anticipation of the new drives. Are those copper ones the most effective?in the end i got 2 toshiba's and 2 samsungs.
I've done full disk write test on it, they appear to be new; it would take few months to kill them with writes to verify if they were ever used.
Additionally i've looked up similar nvme's on ebay and seem the prices are only bit higher - not in significant way.
The samsung gets so god damn hot - heatsink in picture struggles under load. (single 80mm noctua at 2000rpm blows on pcie slots).
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A faster 4-12k fan should be used instead to keep it down with that heatsink for 24x7 load.
(green is samsung / cyan is toshiba)
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Probably not going to quad these up on a double-sided card like I planned initially... but it is a tight 1.5U chassis with 3x 13.5k rpm fans with one pointed right at the card...