Should I get a heatsink for my Sabrent Rocket 1 TB NMVe drive.

x509

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When my system is idling, temps on the Sabrent Rocket NMVe drive are mid-40s. Under use, of temps go higher, maybe 60 or more. Are these good temps? Should I get the optional Sabrent heatsink for this drive or a third party heatsink? (Any recommendations?)

My motherboard is an ASUS ROG Strix-E. I built up this rig about 3 months ago. When I was ordering parts, I read a post that said the heatsink that comes with one version of this this drive would interfere with the graphics card. So I got the version of this SSD that comes without the heatsink. However, on my motherboard there would be clearance to add this heatsink instead of the relately puny heatsink that is part of the board.

Thanks in advance.
 

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When my system is idling, temps on the Sabrent Rocket NMVe drive are mid-40s. Under use, of temps go higher, maybe 60 or more. Are these good temps? Should I get the optional Sabrent heatsink for this drive or a third party heatsink? (Any recommendations?)

My motherboard is an ASUS ROG Strix-E. I built up this rig about 3 months ago. When I was ordering parts, I read a post that said the heatsink that comes with one version of this this drive would interfere with the graphics card. So I got the version of this SSD that comes without the heatsink. However, on my motherboard there would be clearance to add this heatsink instead of the relately puny heatsink that is part of the board.

Thanks in advance.

Stop believing the internet so much? I kid... The strix-e nvme heatsink works stupidly well and you'd be crazy to replace it. My strix-e keeps my nvme between 18c and 40c depending on load. Throttle temp is depending on ssd typically over 80c. What are you using to monitor your temps btw?

**Thinking again, did you remove the film on the heatsink pad? I don't get how your nvme could idle in the mid 40s...
 
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x509

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Stop believing the internet so much? I kid... The strix-e nvme heatsink works stupidly well and you'd be crazy to replace it. My strix-e keeps my nvme between 18c and 40c depending on load. Throttle temp is depending on ssd typically over 80c. What are you using to monitor your temps btw?

**Thinking again, did you remove the film on the heatsink pad? I don't get how your nvme could idle in the mid 40s...
Yes I did. What is a good idle temp?
 

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As long as your load temps remain below 68C or so, you are fine. Source: reviews SSDs as my side job. :)
 
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