We knew the PCI Express 5.0 SSD they will be warm enough, but not so much, and today Crew advertised the best cooling system for an SSD, and the best one falls short, and that is that they did nothing but advertise a water cooling system, with triple fanto refrigerate your SSD next to the CPU.
As stated, a PCI-Express 4.0 @ 7000 MB/s SSD already consumes around 12W and the controller may exceed a temperature of 110ºCthe concern being that a PCI-Express 5.0 SSD at speeds above 12,000MB/s will start to consume more than 14W of powerso the controller will reach dangerous temperatures if not cooled properly, and that’s where this combined solution for cooling the CPU and SSD was born.
Obviously, this may sound like an interesting idea, but it’s also counter productive if we take into account that a 360 mm AIO is also not that it works miracles on high-end processors. These processors maintain acceptable operating temperatures but we couldn’t classify them as “weak”. If we add to something like this the extra cooling of a component that gets quite hot, then we just get the coolant to reach higher temperatureswhich will be more difficult to lower, so it is easy for the CPU sees the temperature increase compared to an identical AIO that only focuses on cooling the PC core.
Already here many factors can enter, such as the possibility of using a copper radiator to counter the increase in coolant temperatures due to SSD blocking, but if TeamGroup doesn’t mention it, it’s obvious that we are facing an aluminum radiator, so once this unit is out it would be interesting to compare the CPU temperatures with the SSD block I/O to see how much efficiency is lost when it comes to cooling the CPU. Except surprise, it seems that it will be more interesting to add any of the oversized SSD heatsinks that we have already seen, than opting for a solution of this type.