Monday, April 4th 2022
We saw such a contraption taking shape for a while now, as M.2 NVMe SSD transfer-rates increase, and controller thermal-throttling begin to significantly impact performance. The new HR-09 2280 Pro by Thermalright is a humongous heatsink designed for SSDs in the M.2-2280 form-factor. Its design involves a nickel-plated copper base-plate, from which two 6 mm heat pipes convey heat through an aluminium fin-stack that's 74 mm tall. 24 mm wide, and 86 mm in length; weighing 90 g. The heatsink does not appear to have latches for fans, nor are any fan-clips included; but one can improvise clips for a 60 mm fan. The company developed a smaller version of this, called simply the HR-09 2280. This one uses a single 6 mm-thick heat-pipe, and its fin-stack is just 48 mm tall; with a total weight of 80 g. The company didn't reveal pricing.