Thursday, September 16th 2021

be quiet! Lauches MC1 Cooler for PlayStation 5 M.2 SSDs

be quiet!, the German manufacturer for premium PC components, is proud to announce that its MC1 M.2 SSD cooler is a perfect match for the brand-new PlayStation 5 SSD expansion capabilities.

For those running out of storage space on the built-in solid-state drive of the PlayStation 5, Sony has recently released a firmware update that unlocks the M.2 SSD expansion slot, allowing users to add an additional solid-state drive to the console. These drives can run very hot, which could cause SSD throttling, prompting Sony to recommend only using M.2 SSDs with a heatsink. be quiet! offers gamers the ideal solution with its MC1 cooler, which is compatible with any single-sided or double-sided 2280 M.2 SSD that does not feature a built-in heatsink. It is also one of the only M.2 SSD coolers on the market compact enough to perfectly fit inside the expansion slot of the PlayStation 5 and able to cool double-sided SSDs, protecting the memory modules on both sides of the PCB from overheating. The result is much lower and safer SSD temperatures, which translates into trouble-free gaming sessions and an increased lifespan of the drive.
SSD and cooler installation specifics
The PlayStation 5 supports 22 mm PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSDs with a capacity between 250 GB and 4 TB. be quiet! has prepared a handy video tutorial on how to install an M.2 SSD in the console. Please note that only the be quiet! MC1 SSD cooler is recommended for use in a PlayStation 5; the MC1 Pro with an additional built-in heat sink has a higher cooling capacity, but is taller than the dimensions specified by Sony. Please take into account that you need the PlayStation 5 system software update from 15.09.2021 to enable expansion with an M.2 SSD.
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8 Comments on be quiet! Lauches MC1 Cooler for PlayStation 5 M.2 SSDs

#1
W1zzard
Any thoughts on the word definition "heatsink" vs "cooler" ?
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AleksandarK
W1zzardAny thoughts on the word definition "heatsink" vs "cooler" ?
It is a "cooler" they call it in the press release. :)
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W1zzard
AleksandarKIt is a "cooler" they call it in the press release. :)
and i'm questioning whether that's the correct wording
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Tardian
W1zzardand i'm questioning whether that's the correct wording
Both the MC1 SSD cooler and the MC1 Pro are heatsinks despite the former having no fins. Obviously, fins increase surface area and allow for better heat exchange.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_sink

Cooler is a less technical word and may refer to an esky or as in CPU cooler.
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dyonoctis
W1zzardAny thoughts on the word definition "heatsink" vs "cooler" ?
My guess is that is a small abuse of language for a product made for a mainstream audience... I'm not an English native, but "cooler" might be easier to market. (And one might say that passive coolers are just large heatsink anyway)
In french we have a specific word for a cooling solution that is using a fan, bequiet didn't used that term to describe that product. In our tongue a "cooler" can be anything used to dissipate heat. Germans seems to do the same with :"Kühler".

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W1zzard
TardianCooler is a less technical word
dyonoctisMy guess is that is a small abuse of language for a product made for a mainstream audience
great thinking, that's a valid reason
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Solid State Soul ( SSS )
W1zzardAny thoughts on the word definition "heatsink" vs "cooler" ?
I think heatsink is like a passively cooled aluminium, or copper, where as cooler is actively cooled with a fan
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#8
Arjai
"be quiet!, the German manufacturer"

"...In our tongue a "cooler" can be anything used to dissipate heat. Germans seems to do the same with :"Kühler"."

Makes sense, no?
:lovetpu:
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