SilverStone reveals their TP02-M2 heatsink for M.2 SSDs

SilverStone reveals their TP02-M2 heatsink for M.2 SSDs

SilverStone reveals their TP02-M2 heatsink for M.2 SSDs

One of the most sought-after items for users of M.2 SSDs is a heatsink, offering the dual function of covering up the device’s PCB to provide a cleaner aesthetic while also allowing the device to deliver lower operating temperatures under load. 

In the past, premium M.2 NVMe SSDs have been shown to thermal throttle under sustained loads, though these kinds of loads are rare outside of SSD-benchmarks or stress tests. To see much thermal throttling in the real world users would need t run their SSD under full load for a significant amount of time, likely rewriting the whole drive several times in the process, making the thermal issue of little concern to all but the most hardcore of use cases. 

Even so, users do enjoy the peace of mind an aftermarket heatsink can bring, as well as the pleasing aesthetic offered by today’s heatsink designs. SilverStone has taken their design seriously with their TP02-M2 cooling solution, providing a lot of surface area to dissipate heat from M.2 SSDs. 

  

SilverStone reveals their TP02-M2 heatsink for M.2 SSDs

 

Instead of offering a clip-based mounting solution or relying on adhesive thermal pads (which can make M.2 heatsinks difficult to remove) SilverStone has instead decided to take a more simplistic approach, using two silicon elastic straps to mount their SSD heatsink. This design makes the install/disassembly process straightforward, though some users will no doubt prefer a more complex mounting solution. 

At this time, SilverStone has not announced the pricing or release date of their new M.2 heatsinks. 

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