Future M.2 SSDs May Require Active Cooling, Says Phison CTO

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It ain't easy building a high-performance system that's truly whisper-quiet, but that challenge could be getting even tougher with the advent of next-generation storage devices.

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Let me ready my chilled NVMe loop...

AFAICT, there are water blocks for NVMe (well, M.2) drives. Personally I'm still just waiting for a motherboard vender to arrange all of their M.2 slots vertically so we can reclaim some board space back, and maybe get a few more PCIe slots back on higher-end motherboards. Should be easy enough to come up with an inexpensive active cooling solution then too.
 
I'm thinking that someone like corsair is going to have to put together an aio package that cools the cpu and an nvme drive. I don't envy that task without somewhat standardized nvme locations.
 
Personally I'm still just waiting for a motherboard vender to arrange all of their M.2 slots vertically so we can reclaim some board space back...
My X99 board actually has such an M.2 slot. That's the only M.2 slot it has though.
 

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My X99 board actually has such an M.2 slot. That's the only M.2 slot it has though.
I knew I'd seen one before!

Motherboard manufacturers really could just put four of those in a line where an expansion slot would go. Granted they could also just put in a PCIe x16 slot card set up for the M.2 interfaces. ASUS has done something similar by putting two M.2 slots on a PCIe card, which I find off-putting as it burns the only unshared PCIe slot on those boards.
 
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