MSI reveals ultra-fast SSDs with extreme cooling solutions at CES

MSI pairs their fastest SSDs with insane heatsinks at CES 2024

During our MSI booth tour at CES 2024, the company shown us their fastest PCIe 5.0 SSD. This SSD is their SPATIUM M580 PCIe 5.0 SSD, and it will be available with various cooling solutions.

Today’s ultra-fast PCIe 5.0 SSDs can run hot, and MSI are addressing this problem with a range of advanced heatsink solutions. These include FROZR+ and FROZR LIQUID cooling solutions. The latter of these coolers is an all-in-one liquid cooling solution. Yes, MSI have made a liquid cooler for an SSD!

Both of MSI’s new SPATIUM M580 PCIe 5.0 SSDs can deliver users sequential read/write speeds of 14,000/12,000 MB/s. This suggests that MSI are using Phison’s E26 “Max14um” SSD controller, though we were unable to verify this with MSI.

Below you can see the MSI SPATIUM M580 FROZR+. This SSD features a heatsink with an MSI TORX 5.0 fan, a 6mm heatpipe, and a flattened bottom surface to ensure optimal heat transfer. The top of this cooling solution has an RGB illuminated element, and the unit’s fan is powered through a separate power connector.

Next up we have the SPATIUM M580 FROZR LIQUID. This SSD cooler uses a compact liquid cooling radiator and a small blower fan to keep MSI’s fastest SSD cool under load. Strangely, MSI uses the tagline “passive SSD thermal technology”, despite the fact that this SSD cooler contains a fan and requires external power.

At this time it is unclear if the SPATIUM M580 FROZR Liquid will be coming to market. Regardless, it is clear that MSI are taking SSD cooling seriously.

With their SPATIUM M580 designs, MSI have made it clear that they want their fastest SSDs to be cool-running. This will prevent their SSDs from throttling under load, which is great news for any heavy storage users. While these solutions may seen overkill, it is better for your cooling solutions to be overspec’d than underspec’d.

You can join the discussion on MSI’s fastest PCIe 5.0 SSDs on the OC3D Forums.

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