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

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gamefoo21
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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
On most m.2 drives the hottest part is the controller or the ram usually.

Most NAND actually is the fastest it can be in the 40-60'C range. If you add even a small active cooler, many will idle at nearly ambient, and the bench scores end up dropping some.

It gets complicated as the flash gets older. As the write cycles climb the voltages required to erase/write climb and the voltage has to be applied longer. So the NAND gets hotter, which past a certain point accelerates the wear. Drives with bigger SLC caches can delay this, as they use less/shorter voltage applications to write to the cells.

Combine this with a toasty Controller and RAM chips, you easily end up with thermal throttling and even thermal run away. I've had NVME drives get so hot they damaged their NAND.

Even with the wussy fins on this cooler, it will spread the heat, and lower the maximum operating temps by at least more than 0' degrees...

That's why it's labelled 'Sub-Zero'... lol

*groan*
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