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Got a heatsink to go with that SN850X. It's the same model Sabrent bundles with some of their drives:

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It comes nicely cradled in a foam insert and has the look and feel of a premium product. The manual is in Chinese, but the installation is straightforward. A mini screwdriver and a spare M.2 screw are included:

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Two generic 1mm thermopads are pre-applied, with one extra to cushion a single-sided drive. The heatsink itself is a big chunk of aluminum skewered with three solid copper rods:

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At 23mm height it should fit most configs. I'm planning to do some thermal testing when I replace my current OS drive.
 

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Clarification much appreciated

I consider this design a joke
 
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A solid copper rod will conduct heat perfectly fine - it is just bad at high thermal density applications. Same wattage but higher temps as it moves heat more slowly.

Which is supposed to be good for NAND.
 
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Actually not; a thin copper heat sink would beat the thick aluminum with rods.

Not here to argue... just discuss.

The vertical copper cross section is tiny compared to that of the aluminum;
thinner aluminum alone would probably beat the combination.
 
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I would go so far as to argue it has negative consequences; look at the thickness of the device.
 
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I would go so far as to argue it has negative consequences; look at the thickness of the device.
Thickness doesn't necessarily equate to lower heat dissipation, just longer time until heat saturation and a larger delta-T for the same wattage. Essentially it will keep your SSD warm but not too hot.
 
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Fair enough, that is why I argue that a thinner aluminum heatsink (without copper) would be its equal or superior.
 
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I would go so far as to argue it has negative consequences; look at the thickness of the device.
The thickness can be an issue in a cramped system, but otherwise it's not a problem.

Fair enough, that is why I argue that a thinner aluminum heatsink (without copper) would be its equal or superior.
There are definitely pro & cons to each. Better airflow and more room in a spacious case will give a larger heatsink, like the one above, room to radiate their heat. In a smaller case, like an ITX or even a smaller MATX, a smaller heatsink might grant better results, depending on airflow dynamics.

So you're not wrong flat out, it's just that there is more to the story and a bigger picture at play.
 
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excuse the smudgy fingers and image quality

Finally decided to upgrade from my long-abused Sammy S8-plus.... Grabbed a S22-Ultra (smashing upgrade!!). Was planning on a full cash purchase for the S22/Plus but the week long Black Friday discounts at vodafone was too inviting. Not sure how good of a deal it was but switching from the default 36-month contract to 24-months it works out around £49 per month (£34/m for the device and £15/m for unlimited T/T + 100GB data SIM). So total cost of phone 34 x 24 = £816.

If anyones wandering, the second device on the right is a 5000mah extended battery... something I will need occasionally https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0B136TXNP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

FEEDBACK: The S22-ULTRA ticks so many boxes... perfectly large size, snappy fast (surprisingly), butter smooth and the camera quality/zoom functionality if out of this world (yep ive been living in a cave for the last 5 years). The inserted digital pen is a nice touch although i'm not a pen-man but who knows it might grow on me after a little practice. No expandable storage... a bummer! I overlooked they no longer provide a wall charger, just the cable! Whats up with that? Picked up a belkin USB-C for £17. Anyway, Overall: loving it and a big +1 for the sharp squared-off design which is right up my alley!

Quick question: are you guys still buying tampered glass screen protectors in 2022? Or are these phone screens built like a tank with improved scratch resistance?

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excuse the smudgy fingers and image quality

Finally decided to upgrade from my long-abused Sammy S8-plus.... Grabbed a S22-Ultra (smashing upgrade!!). Was planning on a full cash purchase for the S22/Plus but the week long Black Friday discounts at vodafone was too inviting. Not sure how good of a deal it was but switching from the default 36-month contract to 24-months it works out around £49 per month (£34/m for the device and £15/m for unlimited T/T + 100GB data SIM). So total cost of phone 34 x 24 = £816.

If anyones wandering, the second device on the right is a 5000mah extended battery... something I will need occasionally https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0B136TXNP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

FEEDBACK: The S22-ULTRA ticks so many boxes... perfectly large size, snappy fast (surprisingly), butter smooth and the camera quality/zoom functionality if out of this world (yep ive been living in a cave for the last 5 years). The inserted digital pen is a nice touch although i'm not a pen-man but who knows it might grow on me after a little practice. No expandable storage... a bummer! I overlooked they no longer provide a wall charger, just the cable! Whats up with that? Picked up a belkin USB-C for £17. Anyway, Overall: loving it and a big +1 for the sharp squared-off design which is right up my alley!

Quick question: are you guys still buying tampered glass screen protectors in 2022? Or are these phone screens built like a tank with improved scratch resistance?

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Dunno about more modern phones but I have a crack on my iPhone 8+.. and I have no idea what happened to my phone when it got that. I suppose that you live in UK as you talk of Pounds, don't you guys have unlimited data there? :(
 

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The S22-ULTRA ticks so many boxes
Love my S21U and will likely get an S23U, glad you like yours, I really fig the design!

As for screen protectors, you can use either, I go for a film these days, tempered glass seemed to crack too quickly and it was going through them too fast. Benefit though, the curved glass protectors with UV glue are super easy to get perfect fitment because they will self align to the horizontal axis, if you do it just make sure to tape over the earpiece/speaker grille/ports/buttons etc.
 

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excuse the smudgy fingers and image quality

Finally decided to upgrade from my long-abused Sammy S8-plus.... Grabbed a S22-Ultra (smashing upgrade!!). Was planning on a full cash purchase for the S22/Plus but the week long Black Friday discounts at vodafone was too inviting. Not sure how good of a deal it was but switching from the default 36-month contract to 24-months it works out around £49 per month (£34/m for the device and £15/m for unlimited T/T + 100GB data SIM). So total cost of phone 34 x 24 = £816.

If anyones wandering, the second device on the right is a 5000mah extended battery... something I will need occasionally https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0B136TXNP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

FEEDBACK: The S22-ULTRA ticks so many boxes... perfectly large size, snappy fast (surprisingly), butter smooth and the camera quality/zoom functionality if out of this world (yep ive been living in a cave for the last 5 years). The inserted digital pen is a nice touch although i'm not a pen-man but who knows it might grow on me after a little practice. No expandable storage... a bummer! I overlooked they no longer provide a wall charger, just the cable! Whats up with that? Picked up a belkin USB-C for £17. Anyway, Overall: loving it and a big +1 for the sharp squared-off design which is right up my alley!

Quick question: are you guys still buying tampered glass screen protectors in 2022? Or are these phone screens built like a tank with improved scratch resistance?

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the pen is a great bluetooth clicker for taking photos, set it up on a tripod, aim it, and no wobbles or blur to be seen

Asbolutely get a screen protector, phones have not got any stronger over the years
 
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