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Old 10-12-17, 10:03 AM
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What should normal/safe operating temperature be for a M.2 NVMe drive?

I have a Samsung 960 Pro 512MB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe drive. Does anyone know what the normal/safe operating temperature should be for this drive or any M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe based drive? My 960 Pro has an average operating temperature of 44 degrees Celsius. This is during web browsing, having multiple MS Office documents open and running several Virtual Machines.

I have this drive installed on a Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9 motherboard in the bottom-most M.2 slot (directly below the PCH) which I believe would offer the best thermals.

I'd be grateful for your comments

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Old 10-12-17, 05:11 PM
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To be completely honest those kinds of operating temperatures are okay. I have never known any M.2 NVMe SSD to thermal throttle outside of synthetic workloads. The drive needs to be running full throttle for a long time to throttle.

Unless you are emptying an M.2 SSD into another M.2 SSD, it is unlikely that you will ever run into any issues.
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