Friday, November 29th 2019

GELID Launches SubZero M.2 XL - High-Performance Cooling Kit for M.2 SSDs

Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions unveils the latest cooling kit for the M.2 Type 22110 Solid State Drives. The SubZero M.2 XL is a product of GELID Solution Gamer product line. The SubZero M.2 XL is designed to cool down the M.2 Type 22110 SSD efficiently and prevents thermal throttling. It helps to improve performance, increase durability and enhance data integrity of the M.2 solid-state drives.

The SubZero M.2 XL uses the ultra-slim aluminium heatsink and the specially crafted thermal pads to deliver the best heat transfer and maintain significantly lowered operating temperatures for memory ICs and other electronic components of the M.2 Type SSD. Additionally, the set of 3 ultra-durable silicone ring fixtures is supplied with the SubZero M.2 XL to ensure safe mounting of the heatsink. The SubZero M.2 XL features quick installation and fits all standard M.2 Type 22110 SSD designed for laptops or desktops.
"The top fastest M.2 SSD models generate heat and thermal throttling may occur even in normal operation. Our  SubZero M.2 XL is here to help with enhanced cooling to unleash the full power of your M.2 Type 22110 SSD", said Gebhard Scherrer, Sales Director of GELID Solutions Ltd. The Sub Zero M.2 XL is available now and has a MSRP of USD 10 or Euro 9.

About SDD Thermal Throttling
Thermal Throttling is a technique whereby the frequency of an IC can be automatically adjusted to reduce the amount of heat generated by the IC. Normally, the SSD electronic components operate within the standard temperature range at full speed. But in case of high workloads -running the apps such as computer games, audio visual processing or other data-intensive computing -an excessive heat can be generated by the SSD controller and memory ICs due to a high number of read/write operations and high data output. To cool down the SSD, an automatic duty cycle is applied, the effective SSD frequency becomes lower, and the operating temperature gradually comes into the normal range. For this cycle, performance of the SSD degrades until it runs cooler.

Some laptops may also have poor cooling inside the M.2 cabinet. In that case, a sequential activation of thermal throttling may occur, resulting in continuous underperformance of the M.2 SSD. The SubZero M.2 XL significantly improves cooling of the M.2 Type 22110 SSD. Therefore, operating temperature of the supported SSD becomes much lower. The SubZero M.2 XL helps to maintain temperature within the normal range under any workload and prevents thermal throttling from activation. Source: GELID Solutions
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26 Comments on GELID Launches SubZero M.2 XL - High-Performance Cooling Kit for M.2 SSDs

#1
zo0lykas
subzero on ruber :-)

why you dont call it heatsink for nmve/m.2 drive or some similar ?
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#2
Basard
zo0lykas
subzero on ruber :)

why you dont call it heatsink for nmve/m.2 drive or some similar ?
Must have a Peltier built in....

Is it held by rubber bands?! Looks like $25 on Amazon!!! There are way better solutions for $10-15!
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#3
cucker tarlson
it doesn't prevent thermal throttling,it just makes it longer to kick in.

a home user doesn't need any of this for regular pc use.
and as for users who need one there are much better solutions.a heatsink won't do but using a fan mounted to a bracket will cool them effectively for any amount of time you need.and it won't even cost $25!

https://www.amazon.com/RingBuu-Side-Blown-Graphics-Cooling-Universal/dp/B07FCJSP24/ref=sr_1_55?keywords=fan+bracket&qid=1575051418&s=electronics&sr=1-55
https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-BL039&similar=683
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#4
Arctucas
If only motherboard manufacturers would not place the M.2 slots where the SSD will be under the GPU, we could have decent heatsinks for M.2 drives...
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#5
leppie
Not great, not bad either. 10 bucks seems fair.
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#6
ShurikN
Stuff like this... NO, stuff better than this cost between $2 and $5 on Aliexpress...
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#8
QUANTUMPHYSICS
I have multiple SSDs for games and 4K editing in my computer.

You move files from one to the next and it happens so quickly and efficiently and temperatures stay low.

I never see much more than 23C.
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#9
yakk
Sub-zero for a piece of aluminium is really funny... :roll:

ShurikN
Stuff like this... NO, stuff better than this cost between $2 and $5 on Aliexpress...
Indeed there is, the difference in price is you are paying Gelid's marketing fees and profit for the privilege.

Much like most parts you can source yourself, but Asus and other companies prepackage them for you at a fee.
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#10
Chloe Price
cucker tarlson
it doesn't prevent thermal throttling,it just makes it longer to kick in.

a home user doesn't need any of this for regular pc use.
and as for users who need one there are much better solutions.a heatsink won't do but using a fan mounted to a bracket will cool them effectively for any amount of time you need.and it won't even cost $25!

https://www.amazon.com/RingBuu-Side-Blown-Graphics-Cooling-Universal/dp/B07FCJSP24/ref=sr_1_55?keywords=fan+bracket&qid=1575051418&s=electronics&sr=1-55
https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-BL039&similar=683
Yeah but that belongs to the Ghetto Mods thread.. :D

I have a simple Alphacool heatsink on my Intel 600p and it gets its job done just fine. And it's hold via metal clips, not by rubber bands. :D
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#11
Athlonite
Pfft I did that for free with a few rescued ram heatsinks from a old GPU and some double sided thermal tape like these one from OCZ

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#12
TesterAnon
We really need a standard screw hole between SSDs for standard heatsinks.
Most heatsinks are either taped or with rubbers when a single screw could fix this problem.
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#14
bonehead123
Arctucas
If only motherboard manufacturers would not place the M.2 slots where the SSD will be under the GPU, we could have decent heatsinks for M.2 drives...
^^ THIS ^^
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#16
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
People seem to think that SSDs require super amounts of cooling. That is simply not the case...

So long as the heatsink has good contact with the ssd and the case has decent airflow. The heatsinks don't need to be as high as the eiffel tower
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#17
R-T-B
FreedomEclipse
People seem to think that SSDs require super amounts of cooling. That is simply not the case...

So long as the heatsink has good contact with the ssd and the case has decent airflow. The heatsinks don't need to be as high as the eiffel tower
No ones talking about Eifel tower stuff, but those nvme controllers do get rather hot.
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
R-T-B
No ones talking about Eifel tower stuff, but those nvme controllers do get rather hot.
If that were the case, people wouldn't be moaning about the M.2 slot positioned under the GPU. My response was to that comment
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#19
AsRock
TPU addict
Athlonite
Pfft I did that for free with a few rescued ram heatsinks from a old GPU and some double sided thermal tape like these one from OCZ


yup should do the job perfectly, i thought you were not supposed to heatsink the memory anyways.

what bothers me is voiding the warranty
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#20
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FreedomEclipse
If that were the case, people wouldn't be moaning about the M.2 slot positioned under the GPU. My response was to that comment
The m.2 slot under the gpu complaint is due to heat, not height?
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#21
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
R-T-B
The m.2 slot under the gpu complaint is due to heat, not height?
Cant dissipate more heat without height or active cooling. and a small fan adds height. Hence my sarcastic comment regarding the eiffel tower.
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#22
silkstone
All 3 of my boards only have them next to the PCIe slots, rather than under the GPU. I guess the second slot on my z370 might interfere with a wider 2 slot card, but the main m.2 slot is still above the first pcie slot just like on all my other boards.
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#23
Berfs1
Let’s not forget this is for 22100 SSDs, not 2280 SSDs which is the more common one...
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#24
gamefoo21
It's depressing when there are far better designs that don't rely on rubber bands... -_-
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#25
Athlonite
AsRock
yup should do the job perfectly, i thought you were not supposed to heatsink the memory anyways.

what bothers me is voiding the warranty
yeah a bit of heat is OK on the flash it like hot chips when writing but sometime they can get to hot and writing slows same with the controller when it gets too hot it throttles and write speeds take a dive aswell I try to keep it an even temp across the lot
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