Silverstone Announces Inexpensive TP01 Cooling Strips For M.2 SSD’s
It is publicly known that M.2 SSD’s tend to get pretty warm during intensive reading or writing actions, especially when they’re placed directly underneath the graphics card – a common placement in many motherboards and the industry standard. We’ve seen a lot of different solutions by both manufacturers of motherboards and SSD manufacturers themselves, but SilverStone joins the party with their new TP01 Cooling Strips.
The TP01-M2 is a new product and consists of a couple of thermal pads to absorb some of the heat that is being produced by the M.2 SSD’s memory chips and the SSD controller. SilverStone has tested their new TP01 with the Samsung SM951-SSD and the cooling strips managed to achieve an almost 15° Celsius improvement in temperature, going from 86° to 71.4° after application of the strips. If M.2 SSD’s reach a certain temperature threshold, they will throttle to reduce heat production, resulting in a loss of performance as well.
The two cooling strips provided in the package of the TP01-M2 have a different thickness: one with a thickness of 0.5 millimeters while the other strip measures at 1.5 millimeters. The length of the strips is 110 mm (4.33 inches) and SilverStone also announced that the strips have been rated for a thermal conductivity rating of 4 W/mK.
The SilverStone TP01-M2 should start hitting (online) store shelves in the coming days and have been given a very low and inexpensive recommended retail price of only $4.99.