Wednesday, December 27th 2017

SilverStone Intros TP02-M2 Heatsink for M.2 SSDs

SilverStone rolled out the TP02-M2, a heatsink for 80 mm-long M.2 SSDs (M.2-2280). This chunky aluminium heatsink is 1 cm tall, and weighs a little over 16 g. In addition to a 3 g-ish adhesive thermal pad, it would have added close to 20 g of weight onto the various soldered components of your drive; but SilverStone is clever enough to include two silicone bands that strap the heatsink onto the drive, offloading some of that weight. The heatsink was tested by its designers to significantly lower temperatures of NAND flash chips and controllers, which pose performance penalties on faster NVMe SSDs. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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13 Comments on SilverStone Intros TP02-M2 Heatsink for M.2 SSDs

#1
Chaitanya
Why aluminium and why not copper? I won't mind paying extra for copper heatsink.
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#2
_JP_
"Chaitanya said:
Why aluminium and why not copper? I won't mind paying extra for copper heatsink.
Make that question to Thermalright or Enzotech :D
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#3
Chaitanya
"_JP_ said:
Make that question to Thermalright or Enzotech :D
Enzotech doesnt seem to be making any "consumer" products off late they seem to have vanished. Thermalright might do it but even they dont seem to be making any new products off late.
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lZKoce
I can see how the thought process went about the mounting system:
- Brainstorm team: "How should we mount this?"
- Engineering: Now now, let's first see competitors (EKWB ) ...aah yes complicated clip on bracket, might break the ssd. Next - Adata active hearsink...no no, too much overkill. Let's check Ebay. Hm...they have this fairly cheap stuff with two rubber bands. Yes, this should do it.
- Proof testing
- Alright folks, ramp up serial production. Launch, launch we need to get this sucker on the road.

In all seriousness though, I will buy one if they get to Amazon/Ebay. I really like what Silverstone does. I can't help it. :) I am about to pull the trigger on FP59 from them.
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#5
micropage7
actually the design looks nice, i mean the heatsink only
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#6
Chaitanya
"lZKoce said:
I can see how the thought process went about the mounting system:
- Brainstorm team: "How should we mount this?"
- Engineering: Now now, let's first see competitors (EKWB ) ...aah yes complicated clip on bracket, might break the ssd. Next - Adata active hearsink...no no, too much overkill. Let's check Ebay. Hm...they have this fairly cheap stuff with two rubber bands. Yes, this should do it.
- Proof testing:
- Alright folks, ramp up serial production. Launch, launch we need to get this sucker on the road.

In all seriousness though, I will buy one if they get to Amazon/Ebay. I really like what Silverstone does. I can't help it. :) I am about to pull the trigger on FP59 from them.
Before you pull the trigger on FP59 take a look at this product other than USB-C port on FP59 its exactly the same product(with same controllers used)>>
http://www.delock.com/produkte/G_91494/merkmale.html
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#7
bonehead123
1. No before and after proof pics (of the temp reductions), so it's vaporware IMHO until they show them in action.

2. No RGB, so it wont sell regardless of price or ST's reputation (And yes, I do like some of their other stuff BTW)

3. I already bought EKWB's product, in RED, which goes perfectly with my build scheme and has lowered my temps by 4-8 degrees, and did NOT break my SSD's in any way :)
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#8
lZKoce
"Chaitanya said:
Before you pull the trigger on FP59 take a look at this product other than USB-C port on FP59 its exactly the same product(with same controllers used)>>
http://www.delock.com/produkte/G_91494/merkmale.html
Nice find, but where can you get it and how much does it cost? I searched for it for a while and nothing shows up.
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#9
mcraygsx
Seems like a nice upgrade for my INTEL 600p. It does get very hot to touch regardless of the M.2 utilized.
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#10
CheapMeat
Heatsink looks more robust than the EK one. Saw some thermal tests of the EK one in comparison to no heatsink and another (forgot the brand). Rubber band is a bit cheap looks wise but it works I suppose.
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#11
bonehead123
Well the EK ones I have are certainly not wimpy at all, however, a thin, slick piece of CNC-machined aluminum can only be so "robust".

And I am 100% certain I prefer their metal clips to some wimpy, gimpy-looking silicon/rubber bands, which will, at some point, become brittle and break due to their exposure to heat, and will need to be replaced :)
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#12
Chaitanya
"lZKoce said:
Nice find, but where can you get it and how much does it cost? I searched for it for a while and nothing shows up.
even I have no idea where to buy that, I accidentally found it while searching for datasheets of controllers Silverstone had listed in specifications of FP59. They must have a dealer network in Europe considering its a European brand.
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#13
CheapMeat
I just meant that there's larger fins, more surface area on this Silverstone one. The EK has short, simple fins. Given the same dimensions and material, I suspect the Silverstone wins. It's not massively different of course, just marginal and the heatpad itself matters too. But it's definitely a bit more robust. The rubberbands kinda cheap out though. I want metal clips too.
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