New M.2 Temp issue

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  1. gbu
    Posts : 119
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1

    New M.2 Temp issue


    Ive installed my very first M.2 drive Crucial P5 1TB PCIe M.2 2280SS SSD in my new MB
    Crucial P5 1TB PCIe M.2 2280SS SSD | CT1000P5SSD8 | Crucial UK

    But ive noticed it runs a lot hotter then my previous Sata HDD.
    It starts up around 38* then idles 42*Ish, any kind of work seem to take it to high 40's low 50's.
    My MB is TUF GAMING X570-PLUS :-
    We'll be back.

    There was 2 slots to install it in and i chose the slot one with the heatsink cover thinking it would be the cooler option.

    Are these temps high or to be expected?
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  2. Posts : 823
    W11 pro 64 beta channel
       #2

    I don't have an answer for you, but am posting because I was thinking of starting a thread on exactly this subject.
    I have ordered a WD Black 500Gb M2 as my motherboard can take up to 80mm long cards. I would also like to know whether a heatsink will be necessary.
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  3. Posts : 16,591
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #3

    More airflow in your case will help, even if just adding one fan blowing over the M.2 will help. What are your Ambient temps?
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  4. gbu
    Posts : 119
    Windows 11 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I have 3 internal fans, dont think i have room for more.
    Internal case probe temp is 24* the 3 SATAs are currently 25*-26*-27* and the M.2 is 42*
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  5. Posts : 16,591
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #5

    M.2s can run higher than SSDs, your temps are not horrible. I would zip a 120mm fan pointing it to the M.2

    New M.2 Temp issue-zalman.png
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  6. Posts : 16,591
    Windows 11 Pro X64
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  7. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #7

    gbu said:
    Are these temps high or to be expected?
    To be expected.

    Right now, my M.2 NVME is idling at 40. My SATA 2.5 inch SSD is at 34 and my spinning drive is at 32.

    Ambient about 25, 77 Fahrenheit.

    The critical temp per specs on my NVME is 80. It's never been above 72, even when hammered constantly for hours at a time.....3 Terabytes written in 6 hours.

    Typical temp under some load is mid 40s to 60.

    No heat sink. Low speed fans.

    If you are obsessed, get a heatsink. Otherwise, enjoy it as is.
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  8. Posts : 16,591
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #8

    Yes, those are not bad temps. I believe OP stated a heatsink was in use. I believe another fan will drop temps by about 10c idle
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  9. Posts : 465
    W11X64 22H2 X3
       #9

    gbu said:
    Ive installed my very first M.2 drive Crucial P5 1TB PCIe M.2 2280SS SSD in my new MB
    Crucial P5 1TB PCIe M.2 2280SS SSD | CT1000P5SSD8 | Crucial UK

    But ive noticed it runs a lot hotter then my previous Sata HDD.
    It starts up around 38* then idles 42*Ish, any kind of work seem to take it to high 40's low 50's.
    My MB is TUF GAMING X570-PLUS :-
    We'll be back.

    There was 2 slots to install it in and i chose the slot one with the heatsink cover thinking it would be the cooler option.

    Are these temps high or to be expected?
    I have a Gigabyte motherboard which came with a heatsink on 1 of the m.2 slot but my particular m.2 is double sided so I used a double sided heatsink & put the oem heatsink aside forever.

    The heasink Asus provide you with looks flat with no fins to cool it down quicker & has your m.2 got chips on both side of the pcb it is on ?

    There are many types of aftermarket heatsinks you can choose from to suit the style of your motherboard if you so desire as that is the most practical solution to cooling down your m.2, anyways an m.2 drive runs alot hotter because they are alot faster than any 2.5" SSD which creates extra heat.
    Last edited by RoadBlaster; 07 Mar 2021 at 15:58.
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  10. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #10

    gbu said:
    But ive noticed it runs a lot hotter then my previous Sata HDD.
    It starts up around 38* then idles 42*Ish, any kind of work seem to take it to high 40's low 50's.

    Are these temps high or to be expected?
    Those are pretty much normal for NVME drives. Here's what mine are doing at this very moment. You can see my system spec (and images) in System one.

    New M.2 Temp issue-samsung-nvme-temps-2.jpg

    They will even get hotter when I'm gaming. I saw a report that say Samsung's drives can get up to high 90's before they throttle...

    Product Review: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Drive (scroll down to File Copy Temperature & Performance)

    That said, if at all possible always install the drive in the slot furthest away for the GPU. And make sure your case gets good air flow. And depending on case you don't need a thousand fans. My case only has 3 system fans, + the two 140mm radiator fans for the AIO CPU cooler. And I don't run them at max speeds because I want as quiet a system as possible. I also don't overclock so that helps with cooler temps and lower fan speeds.

    Good luck.
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