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Samsung 950 pro temp

Level 9
Hi All,

what is your 950 pro temp ?

my 950 pro 256 idle temp : 63°

i find this link who speak about thermal throttling :

anyone have a method to cold 950 pro m2 drive ? what is your temp after ?

thank you all

Level 9
Hi All,

With heatsync, temp idle 42°C
If it can help

Level 13
En idle, for me with Microsoft driver (without modification)

Sorry for my english 😄

Case: Lian Li A77F
MB: Rampage VI Extreme Encore
CPU: i9 10980XE
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB Royal 4x8Gb @4000 C16
GPU: EVGA RTX 2080ti XC Ultra
PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
OS: Intel Optane 905P PCIe
DATA: Samsung 980 Pro
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Level 7
Like you I had a big worry about the $400+ drive I just installed and I put a aluminum TO-220 heatsink and fan. The only real problem occurs when you reach 70C then it throttles down to 1.5GB/s.

So since I do massive voip captures and other heavy disk IO stuff I ended up getting these:

I used an exacto knive to shave off the sticker and placed it on some random plastic hulk to preserve it in the event I needed to take it back to Micro Center.

After applying the heatsinks I put one of these over it and used black tape to adhere it to the 2x12 MB power plug. Some may think the black tape is out there but I didn't use duct tape which is somewhat conductive,,, ok 25k OHMs..

This little 40mm fan at 2k rpm does the trick to keep things in check regardless, even if you have NO heatsinks:

Totally silent at 2500RPM.. It goes to 4500RPM but even so it's almost unheard.

I like a 0 RPM office where I can think and this works perfectly for less than 30bucks to protect a $400+ drive.

Yes I could easily replace it with the 2yr micro center plan which is AMAZING but it's better to be extreme and make it work!!!

Level 8
What is the worst continuous test I can run to see if my 950PRO is too hot during load?

In idle I have 30°C with 20°C ambient with no modification. Heatinks are not really an option here as it is under 3 watercooled GPUs and it is a pain to remove them. I managed to slide the M.2 drive bellow the GPU an properly fit it and secure it with the screw but it was a very difficult manipulation.
MB: Asus Rampage V Extreme (WC loop1 rad 120x3) Bios 4101
CPU: Core i7-6950X (WC loop2 rad 120x9)
MEM: G.Skill Flare X 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz@CAS14/CR1
GPU: ZOTAC Trinity RTX 3090 Watercooled [double side] {PCIE_X16/X8_3 slot} (WC loop3 rad 120x9 + 140x9)
SSD: Corsair MP600 PRO XT 2To SSD M.2 NVMe w/ heatsink
HDD: 4 x 10TB Seagate IronWolf RAID 0 (WC loop1)
PSU: EVGA NEX 1500 1650W + Seasonic Fanless TX-700W
Main Screen: ASUS ROG Swift PG43UQ 4K 144Hz G-Sync/FreeSync HDR

Level 7
I did test the drive and tried to break it using full 512GB read/writes and ATTO did just as good at heating it to 70C as you can see in my post:

I went with the ones above as the heatsinks I use are like 5mm high:


Level 9
I will try with a 40mm fan and post result after

Level 10
My 950 is now sat in the new Dell XPS 15, it came with s pm951 and a thermal pad connecting it to the aluminum chassis, temps got up to 50 so a little work can go a long way.

Level 15
Anyone using the Angelbird heat sink with their 950 pro?
MZ790AE, GSkill F5-8400J4052G24GX2-TZ5RK, 14900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ HK block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Crucial T705, Windows 11 Pro

Level 15
Another new product:
MZ790AE, GSkill F5-8400J4052G24GX2-TZ5RK, 14900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ HK block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Crucial T705, Windows 11 Pro

Level 7
My NVMe Samsung 950 Pro 512 idles at 44°C max, and reaches max temp of 77°C after 3 minutes of full load using ATTO benchmark. Temperatures are read using AIDA64. I don't have a heat sink, but I have 2 intake 120mm fans. Top fan is certainly pushing air over the M.2 slot.
Unfortunately RVE has a very bad location for the M.2 slot, USB 3.0 cable creates an obstruction of the airflow, on the other side DDR4 module, and of course the graphics card over the top, virtually fenced area around M.2 slot. I'm very sorry that positioning is not solved as on the ASUS X99-A motherboard. But I don't want to underestimate the engineering team, still RVE is a fantastic motherboard.
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 4.5GHz / Cooler Master Nepton 280L / Noctua NF-A14
Asus RAMPAGE V Extreme / Kingston HyperX 32GB DDR4 3000MHz
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 980 / Asus VX279Q
Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512GB / Samsung 850 Pro RAID 0 512GB
Cooler Master V1200 Platinum / CM Storm Trooper