[SOLVED] Samsung 980 Pro with heatsink in Asus B550-E

ConradWebster

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The 1TB Samsung 980 Pro with heatsink is cheaper than the one without. The Asus B550-E already has an M.2 heatsink. Do you have to remove the stock one before inserting the SSD or can both be used together?
 

geofelt

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Heatsinks for m.2 devices are mostly marketing.
Their value comes in only during long sequential drive access. Think 30 seconds or more.
m.2 devices protect themselves from overheating by temporarily slowing down.
But, most of what we do is small random I/O. That makes heat protection not so important.

Since the PRO comes with one attached, do not detach it.
Install the drive in the primary slot for m.2 to get max performance.

Since you are interested in cost, compare the 1tb pro to a 2 tb 970 EVO+.
You would not notice any difference in performance in real life.
Increased capacity may be a more worthwhile tradeoff if budget is an issue.

Here is an amusing video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA
 

Satan-IR

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If you plan to get the one with the heatsink I don't think you can't use that and the MOBO's heatsink together. You have to use either and I won't advice to remove the drive's default heatink to use the MOBOs (as the drive or heat pads might get damaged when removing the heatsink).

I would install the M.2 SSD it on the second M.2 slot not just next to the PCIE slot where a graphics card would get warm just next to it.

Also refer to the motherboard manual and keep in mind that with many motherboard when you populate the second and/or third M.2 slots some of the SATA slots are diabled by the system.
 

geofelt

Titan
Heatsinks for m.2 devices are mostly marketing.
Their value comes in only during long sequential drive access. Think 30 seconds or more.
m.2 devices protect themselves from overheating by temporarily slowing down.
But, most of what we do is small random I/O. That makes heat protection not so important.

Since the PRO comes with one attached, do not detach it.
Install the drive in the primary slot for m.2 to get max performance.

Since you are interested in cost, compare the 1tb pro to a 2 tb 970 EVO+.
You would not notice any difference in performance in real life.
Increased capacity may be a more worthwhile tradeoff if budget is an issue.

Here is an amusing video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA
 

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