Compared to PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the upcoming PCIe 5.0 storage devices will get hotter. Knowing that, cooler manufacturers have been developing solutions to handle the extra heat generated by these devices. TeamGroup, for example, has decided to add an SSD heatsink to the loop of an AIO CPU cooler, creating the first of its kind for PCIe 5.0 SSDs.
You only need a decent heatsink with airflow to handle the heat generated by a PCIe 4.0 SSD and avoid throttle. However, that may not be the case for PCIe 5.0 SSDs, as they promise to consume more power, creating more heat than their predecessors.
One way to cool PCIe 5.0 SSDs would be adding a heatsink with a dedicated fan, but that would harm aesthetics and could cause compatibility issues with other pieces of hardware. A much cleaner way to get around this is through liquid cooling. With that in mind, TeamGroup added an SSD cooling block to the loop of an all-in-one CPU liquid cooler.
Unfortunately, this is just a teaser reveal for now. TeamGroup did not share further details on the product, so this could well be a concept design published to gauge user interest before actually bringing a product to market.
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KitGuru says: Do you think we'll need to start taking active steps to cool our SSDs once PCIe 5.0 drives come around? Would you add an SSD block to your liquid cooling loop?