When we talk about key components of a PC, we have to talk about the processor, graphics card, motherboard, RAM memory and of course SSD memory!
Well, of these 5 components, three already use active cooling, which means they need air or water cooling in order to achieve their maximum performance. (Not all motherboards have active cooling, but it is used more and more these days!).
However, if you have a PCIe 4.0 SSD on your computer, you know it’s a hot boy. Therefore, in the near future, namely when PCIe 5.0 is the “normal” one, it will be another component that needs air or water cooling to function fully.
This is the future of SSDs! Ready for PCIe 5.0?
Right now it’s more of a certainty than an easy possibility. The new generation of SSDs based on the PCIe 5.0 standard will heat up even more and therefore need some kind of active cooling in order to remain functional.
After all, we’re going to have a dramatic boost in speed! While a PCIe 4.0 SSD can offer speeds of around 7 GB / s, new SSDs based on the 5.0 standard will bring these numbers to 14 GB / s. (or more!)
In the picture we have a solution that can reach 3000 RPM with a maximum air volume of 4.81 CFM and 27.3 dBA of noise. Interestingly, it is very likely that SSD manufacturers will not ship SSDs with the included cooler at all. Or at least that it will become normal to buy a third party cooler, as we already do with processors, to remove any performance hit from our device. In short, no wonder this opens the door to OC in the world of SSDs!
Besides, what do you think of all of this? Ready for a new generation of super-fast storage? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.