Post by solocityElectricCyan on Nov 11, 2016 0:34:31 GMT -5
Storage drives don't get hot unless there are constant read/write operations occurring. This doesn't affect the average workstation or even gaming system because the big write operations happen in bursts and settle while the person uses the loaded applications. I can see it being a problem with workstations rendering video/3D animations because these take a long time and write operations are more consistent. Same with servers but they wouldn't use M2 unless they figured out some way of dissipating heat from a bunch of them at once. Submerge them in oil?
The good thing is that the chips don't have a housing at all, so the heat can dissipate a little faster if you blow a fan on it or something.
Newer high end drives such as the Samsung 950 PRO run into thermal throttling issues at full load, which granted is an unrealistic scenario for most use cases but is an issue for large read/write operations. Adhering a heat sink to it typically alleviates it. I'd love to run one of those but I'm still running a 5 year old AMD platform lol.