EK Water Blocks was launched late final yr as a part of a bundle of Intel's authentic Optane 905P M.2 SSD and sells its proprietary M.2 905P heatsink as a stand-alone product. The cooling resolution is to make sure a continuing efficiency of the drive below excessive masses. Up to now, the cooler was solely obtainable with the acquisition of a M.2 905P from Newegg, marking the transition to higher availability.
As the primary 3D XPoint SSD with Intel M.2 type issue for desktop techniques, the Optane 905P M.2-22110 manages a troublesome balancing act between Intel's highly effective (and considerably power-hungry) 3D XPoint reminiscence right into a M.2 Kind issue drive, after which to forestall the dense drive throttled by warmth. With peak energy consumption of round 11.7 watts throughout energetic writes – an quantity that isn’t straightforward to disperse on a single drive – the M.2 905P can nonetheless hit its 80 ° C throttle. That's why EKWB has developed a drive aftermarket warmth sink to raised cool the drive, preserve temperatures down, and enhance drive efficiency and life.
The warmth sink, in fact, is so simple as it may be: It consists of thermal pads that switch warmth from the 3D Xpoint reminiscence and Intel's proprietary controller to 2 nine-blade aluminum heatsinks. After all, to maximise the effectivity of the system, its homeowners should guarantee correct airflow of their PC instances.
As already talked about, EKWB has been delivery the arduous drive for a number of months as a part of an unique Newegg bundle with Intel's drives . Nonetheless, because the drives themselves are usually not outfitted with a warmth sink and are actually obtainable in wider channels, there’s a rising provide of naked drives, which permits EKWB to promote the warmth sink as a spare half.
A press release of the EKWB on this matter goes a bit of nearer:
"The rationale we separated the sale is that not everybody has entry to Newegg and never everybody buys on Newegg – we simply make the warmth sink itself obtainable available in the market, so that folks get the utmost efficiency Intel Optane 905P M.2 SSD will get the chance to buy the cooling resolution. "
The EK-M.2 Intel Optane warmth sink is now obtainable immediately from the corporate and its resellers in Europe at an RRP of 19.90 € together with VAT.