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YouTuber Der8auer tests very special SSD coolers from AliExpress, with varying results

Well-known YouTuber and Overclocker Der8auer has tested 4 interesting looking SSD coolers, all from AliExpress. Some products immediately seem somewhat dubious in their effectiveness at a first glance, but measuring is knowing, so the work done by the YouTuber certainly can’t hurt. Two of the products were found to produce reasonable results and two were found to be very poor.

As a test platform, the YouTuber chose a Crucial T700 PCIe Gen5 NVMe SSD, although it was plugged into a motherboard that only supported up to Gen4 speeds. With its own cooler, the SSD delivered speeds at the limit of the Pcie Gen4 standard, with 7 GB/s read and write speed. A test was also done with the heatsink of a motherboard, and without any heatsink.

The first heatsink tested was the Jui Shark. This cooler has small fans that ran up to 8,000 RPM, which, as expected, produced an annoying noise. Possibly the sound would be quiet enough to be inaudible in a closed computer case. The fans seemed to be doing their job, as the SSD was more than ten degrees Celsius cooler than the base configuration. However, the question is whether it is worth the space and the sound. The second cooler tested was from FinalCool. This cooler is pretty much the opposite of the previous one, with a light and slim design. The heatsink also comes with RGB lighting. This cooler turned out to be virtually useless and resulted in high temperatures, thermal throttling, and even a blue screen.

The third cooler was from the Jeyi brand and is an extremely thin copper-graphene heatsink. The product is said to be only 0.15mm thick and should reduce the temperature of an SSD by 10 degrees compared to use without any heatsink. However, nothing could be further from the truth and the product did virtually nothing in terms of cooling the SSD. The SSD used could not complete a test and suffered a lot from thermal throttling. The fourth SSD cooler was the iNeo M12. This has a special looking design and seems to use quite a bit of copper, which is a good sign for performance. This cooler seems to perform comparable to the standard motherboard heatsink. The only advantage is the appearance of this heatsink for a possible enthusiast, but in terms of space it is not exactly an efficient design. Heat pipes were also not used as advertised, the copper rings are simply a copper-plated piece of wire.

Source: Tom’s Hardware

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