EK Cooling Announces Water Cooling Block For SSDs
Every PC user knows that after hours of usage, your HDD becomes really hot and the metal frame plays a big factor in that. On the other hand, SSDs remain pretty cool and never really achieve a temperature that would make even an extremely new person to the PC world flinch.
That’s not saying that HDDs run very hot and need to be cooled. The bottom line is, storage devices just never run as hot as CPU or GPU that they need some sort of cooling system let alone water cooling one.
Well a Slovenian cooling company, EK Cooling, seems to think they do which is why they have announced a water block for Intel’s 750 Series solid state drives. The cooling block covers the entire PCB of the SSD for optimum cooling.
Even if an SSD is running hot, the heat isn’t a factor when it comes to degradation or failure if you are to believe a large scale study carried out on SSDs. It’s simply the age of the storage medium that determines its performance and there is no way you can enhance the performance or prolong the age by cooling the SSD or reducing the overall temperature of the system.
This shows that the watercooling kit is basically an enthusiast piece of hardware for those who prefer water cooling for all their PC components so they can push the system to its limit without having to worry about temperatures.
The cooling kit, I750, is priced at $100 and is made of nickel plated electrolytic copper base and a stainless steel cover. Two different terminal fittings come with the I750, so you can set the cooling tubes coming directly from the side of the block or mounted next to it, depending on how much space you have around the SSD. It’s a high-flow design, apparently, so you don’t need a particularly hefty water pump to operate it.
More details can be seen here.
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