Always Cool Your M.2 NVMe SSD – Aftermarket Coolers Are Easy To Install

If you have a “bare” M.2 NVMe SSD (i.e. one without any heatsink or cooling), then you might want to reconsider this. That’s because recent generations of NVMe drives can run HOT – and this can cause problems for your PC in the long run.

Thankfully third party “aftermarket” heatsinks are cheap to buy, and easy to install. They often have 1-2 thermal pads that you stick onto the drive, along with a metal heatsink and optional backplate. These can REALLY reduce the temperatures of your M.2 SSD, and potentially prolong its lifespan.

This short video covers the basics of aftermarket M.2 drive cooling:

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About Tristan Perry

Tristan has been interested in computer hardware and software since he was 10 years old. He has built loads of computers over the years, along with installing, modifying and writing software (he's a backend software developer 'by trade').

Tristan also has an academic background in technology (in Math and Computer Science), so he enjoys drilling into the deeper aspects of technology.

Tristan is also an avid PC gamer, with FFX and Rocket League being his favorite games.

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