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Anyone have M.2 and mSATA and have issues with heat?

mather 462 41 December 6, 2015 at 07:44 AM
From what I've read, M.2 and mSATA get extremely hot, even to the point of hitting and exceeding manufacturer's own recommended max. operating temps. I always worry about that particular point and that's what is keeping me from buying. Don't want it to fail due to heat and take my data along with it.

Anyone have experience or concerns with these getting extremely hot?

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Links to what your reading?

I could see this being a problem in theory kind of. I think it would be much more likely in specific motherboards or specific drives and combinations of these but not on a widespread basis. There just isn't much power going into an SSD so without much power going in it's hard for it to directly be the cause of much heat. That being said where it's placed on the MB could play a big factor.

M2 is a newer format but not brand new. If the issue was widespread i would expect to hear more about it.

As always a good backup is important. Never know when an even of any type will happen.
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These will throttle performance if they get too hot so permanent damage shouldn't be a concern. Thing is, they are so new that there isn't all that much data out there. I'd also be curious to see if anyone has slapped a cheap heat spreader on it.
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Links to what your reading?
It started when I was looking to get one and saw various reviews on Amazon, did a search and saw more discussions from forums discussing and asking about the excessive heat from owners.

I was curious as I am interested in putting one in a laptop and I wonder perhaps on one hand, these small form makes perfect sense because of lack of space in a laptop but on the other, it doesn't because of possible poor air movement.
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It started when I was looking to get one and saw various reviews on Amazon, did a search and saw more discussions from forums discussing and asking about the excessive heat from owners.

I was curious as I am interested in putting one in a laptop and I wonder perhaps on one hand, these small form makes perfect sense because of lack of space in a laptop but on the other, it doesn't because of possible poor air movement.
They have been on laptops for a little while longer than desktops. If the laptop is designed for it I would probably go for it.
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