Sunday, April 2nd 2017

Aqua Computers Introduces the kryoM.2 Micro M.2 SSD Cooler

Aqua Computers kryoM.2 micro is a passive heatsink for M.2 SSDs which is simply clipped onto the SSD with the enclosed stainless steel clips. Before this, the enclosed thermal pad for the front and an isolation sticker for the back must be applied. The cooling performance is sufficient for many applications and due to the compact dimensions, the SSD with kryoM.2 micro fits almost all M.2 slots on mainboards.

During assembly, the SSD is not subjected to mechanical stress. The clips are slid on from the sides and then clamped onto the edge of the heat sink. The clamp does not touch the edge of the SSD board while doing this.
Key features of the kryoM.2 micro:
  • Compact design for mounting in almost all motherboard slots for M.2 SSDs
  • High quality heat sink made of black anodized aluminum with laser engraving
  • Stainless steel clips for easy and safe assembly
  • High quality thermal pad included
  • Sticker for electrical isolation of the clips on the backside of the SSD included
The kryoM.2 micro is available as of now and costs 9.90 Euro. Orders can be already placed in Aqua Computers Webshop.
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4 Comments on Aqua Computers Introduces the kryoM.2 Micro M.2 SSD Cooler

#1
zmeul
would like to see a review of this
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jaggerwild
A simple fan moving air across the chip surface would suffice, they are trying to make it look like it will work faster or something by making these products. Which has already been proven to be un true.
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hyp36rmax
jaggerwild, post: 3631729, member: 61229"
A simple fan moving air across the chip surface would suffice, they are trying to make it look like it will work faster or something by making these products. Which has already been proven to be un true.
I don't know about that.... These aftermarket heat sinks really do help tame those temps along with a flow of air. More so with the built-in M.2's that are susceptible to heat soak from GPU's, if you have one mounted.

I did my own test with a couple of these PCie based ones and noticed a difference in temps. I'd imagine it would be much more dramatic with a motherboard M.2 slot.

Source: http://www.overclock.net/t/1591795/build-log-caselabs-mercury-s5-projectevo/50_50#post_25172007


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IvanP91v
jaggerwild, post: 3631729, member: 61229"
A simple fan moving air across the chip surface would suffice, they are trying to make it look like it will work faster or something by making these products. Which has already been proven to be un true.
I've asked TPU members on how to mix and match NVMe and AHCI drives in a thread a while ago
and I did end up buying a 960 Pro for my brother's PC.

As expected the thing throttles itself relatively fast, even though there is enough airflow through the case.

Everything else is at excellent temps, the 7700k we ended up buying is ultra cool under 212 evo.

Case fans everywhere, but the SSD still throttles, I ended up buying mini heatsinks to attach to it, and it helps a lot, tried a 40mm fan and it works well but attaching it is weird.

I am going to buy this thing as soon as I can for his SSD so I can remove the odd looking heatsinks I attached and if I end up upgrading my PC im gonna grab these too.
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A fan like you said is a good idea, ASUS even has 3D printing parts to attach 40mm fans to SSDs, as opposed to case fans alone.

The other solutions failed because they either:
-Trapped the heat under a "heat shield". Good idea right there /s
-Applied thermal pads UNDER the SSD

This does it how it was supposed to be done.

(Inb4 its never going to be available where I am)
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