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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