GELID has launched a reasonably uncommon product: an aftermarket heatsink designed for SSDs that use the server/workstation-oriented M.2-22110 form-factor. The SubZero M.2 XL aluminum heatsink is shipped with two thermal pads in addition to silicon fixtures and is designed to maintain these drives from overheating and and performing extra persistently underneath excessive masses
The vast majority of shopper SSDs nowadays use an M.2-2280 form-factor, as that is the biggest drive that the majority desktops and just about all notebooks can accommodate. In contrast, M.2-22110 drives are considerably extra widespread for server/workstation-grade drives, as these techniques have extra space and there is a want for options equivalent to energy loss safety. Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless some overlap with enthusiast-class desktop boards, which might embrace an M.2-22110 slot or two simply in case.
At current, the best-known shopper M.2-22110 SSD is Intel’s Optane 905P M.2, which makes use of 3D XPoint reminiscence and is among the many highest performing drives obtainable at present. Not so coincidentally, the Optane 905P M.2 can also be identified for thermal throttling underneath excessive masses if the drive is left naked. So for 905Ps that did not include a heatsink, GELID’s SubZero M.2 XL fills a selected area of interest.
|GELID’s SubZero XL for M.2-22110 SSDs|
|Heatsink Dimensions||100 20 three mm|
|Thermal Pad Thickness||0.5 & 1 mm|
|Thermal Pad Conductivity||12 W/mK|
|Thermal Pad Hardness||35 Shore|
Thermal Pad x2
GELID’s SubZero M.2 XL heatsinks can be found in black and crimson for an MSRP of $10/€9.