Question M.2 NMVe put into external enclosure with included or added thermal pad, heat-sink, etc

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Hello,

Should you use a thermal pad or heatsink on an M.2 in an external enclosure? E.G.: ADATA Swordfish M.2 NVMe PCI-E 3.0 x4 SSD (500GB - 2TB) come with the thermal pad/heatsink pre-manufactured and on the M.2. You don't add it. With an Elite M.2 NVMe PCIe 2280 External Enclosure w/ 1x USB C 3.1 Gen2 M/M Cable and 1x USB Type C 3.1 to USB 3.0 A Cable?

There does not seem to be much air flow or space. It is tight. It has not been used yet or benchmarked.

Thank you.
 

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