[SOLVED] Is adding heatsink to m.2 nvme worth than its warranty?

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So I just bought a 1TB m.2 nvme and it has a sticker on it saying that the warranty will be void if i remove it. Meaning i cant use any heatsink including the one that comes in the box with the actual drive. My board also has a heatsink.

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View: https://imgur.com/a/4jOXX5t


Its just sad that i cant get the most out of my purchase without voiding the warranty. also if i dont use any heatsink isnt having a sticker on top of it be bad? It feels like it might melt or something.
Thanks for the answers in advance
 

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The sticker won't melt, that's for sure. Just put the heatsink on keeping the sticker if you really feel the need for a heatsink. The stickers just cover flash cells, which actually like to run hot. The part that you want to cool, which is the controller, does not have a sticker over it.
I doubt this is the case here, but some SSDs will also use stickers to help with cooling too.
 

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The sticker won't melt, that's for sure. Just put the heatsink on keeping the sticker if you really feel the need for a heatsink. The stickers just cover flash cells, which actually like to run hot. The part that you want to cool, which is the controller, does not have a sticker over it.
I doubt this is the case here, but some SSDs will also use stickers to help with cooling too.
 

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You can put it right over the label. Or remove it. Doesn't really matter, the heatspreader doesn't do much and you want to cool the controller anyway. I have two SX8200s by the way, they don't run hot in general use. Also, the warranty wouldn't actually be void under US law, although it'd be a pain to fight it.
 
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extreme_noob

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You can put it right over the heatsink. Or remove it. Doesn't really matter, the heatspreader doesn't do much and you want to cool the controller anyway. I have two SX8200s by the way, they don't run hot in general use. Also, the warranty wouldn't actually be void under US law, although it'd be a pain to fight it.
Totally agree. Unless you're writing a ton of data over a long period of time to the drive, it won't heat up enough to damage the drive, or even hinder performance.
 

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