Question M.2 integrated heatsink vs. motherboard m.2 heatsink? Is there a big and noticeable real world difference?

Iver Hicarte

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Title says it all, is it worth it to pay extra for m.2 drives that come with a heatsink model? Is the integrated heatsink far better than just the m.2 heatsink included in some motherboards? And is there a big temperature improvement overall? Especially in the real world....
 
The drives that have the heatsink often just require it as they get too hot to dissipate heat without it. Manufacturers do not just like spending money on BOM. The one's that come with motherboards are fitted to the layout so that it looks nicer and fit 100%. Unless the drive gets hot (~60+ c) I would not worry about it at all.
 

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