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Windows 7: Temperature of mSATA SSDs...

23 Oct 2014   #1
unko

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Temperature of mSATA SSDs...

Hello, i read a lot about crucial temperature for their msata drives but what about other brands? Do they also IDLE @50C and jump to 60-70C when reading/writing a lot..? This is pretty annoying, it's the hottest part of the laptop..!


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24 Oct 2014   #2
Itaregid

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Blame notebooks, not the SSDs. It is the restrictive space and lack of air flow due to insufficient fan support in notebook cases that prevents efficient extraction of the SSD's heat that is the real problem here. While 70C is disconcerting, the fact SSDs are physically smaller and have much less "mass" than hard drives means those 70C sources of heat have much less impact on over all heat inside the notebook case (like a lit match in a room compared to a lit fireplace).

There really is nothing you can do but to ensure good air flow with regular cleaning to prevent buildup of heat trapping dust, and perhaps the use of a Notebook Cooling Pad w/ext. power supply (a good idea anyway) to ease your concerns.
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24 Oct 2014   #3
unko

Win7x64
 
 

Looks like android still can't handle redirected links..
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24 Oct 2014   #4
Itaregid

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Don't know what that means.
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24 Oct 2014   #5
unko

Win7x64
 
 

Anyways, don't you think their life will be reduced due to this issue? Heard of thermal pads but never had any, should I try?
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24 Oct 2014   #6
Itaregid

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I don't know what a notebook thermal pad is but if it does not have "active" cooling (fans), I would not waste my money.

Excessive heat is bad, but the SSD makers don't consider that excessive.
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31 Oct 2014   #7
unko

Win7x64
 
 

How bad? Will it die a month after warranty expire..?
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31 Oct 2014   #8
Itaregid

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If I could make such predictions, I'd be a billionaire.
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31 Oct 2014   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Itaregid View Post
I don't know what a notebook thermal pad is but if it does not have "active" cooling (fans), I would not waste my money.

Excessive heat is bad, but the SSD makers don't consider that excessive.
Thermal pads are a form of TIM (Thermal Interface Material) that are usually self-adhesive. The pads stick to a surface needing cooling and a heat sink then sticks to the pad. They are convenient for mass production because the heat sinks don't have to be clamped down as they would with more conventional TIM. Their downside is they do not transfer heat as well as conventional TIM. Thermal pads do not cool by themselves; they have to be used in conjunction with a heat sink.

I have read of people using small heat sinks, such as VRM or Raspberry Pi heat sinks, the size of the chips on a mSATA SSD to cool them, attaching them with thermal pads, sometimes getting as much as a 20C reduction in heat.
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31 Oct 2014   #10
Itaregid

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Thermal pads are a form of TIM (Thermal Interface Material) that are usually self-adhesive.
Thanks Jeannie, I am very familiar with those "thermal pads". But I am not certain that is what unko was talking about because his response seemed to be in response to the cooling pad I mentioned. And I note he said, "notebook thermal pad". The TIM pads you refer to really have nothing to do with the fact it is a notebook. TIM pads are for CPUs and GPUs and chipsets - regardless if in a PC or notebook. So I was really seeking clarification from him, to be sure we are all on the same.
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