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M2 SSD's located under video cards: vulnerable to heat failure?

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I've noticed most M2 SSD's don't have heatsinks (not that there would be much room for them under a video card). Is locating a M2 SSD underneath a video card a bad idea because of the heat being pumped out by gaming video cards?
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I remember some temperature issues with them a while back, some people adding heat sinks, or getting adapter cards with heat sinks built in, but i think these days most would have temperature protection technologies.
How old is it?
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the heat exhaust from the GPU has a much lower temperature than the M.2 SSDs themselves, it won't overheat directly from the GPU's exhaust.
and on that note, M.2 SSDs with particularly high operating temperature can even be cooled by the hot exhaust of the GPU.

this is because despite the GPU operating at around 70°C ~ 80°C core temp, the exhaust temp is only around 50°C.
where as M.2 SSDs operate at around 60°C ~ 90°C temp.
Edited by epic1337 - 9/29/17 at 11:28pm
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Originally Posted by spinFX View Post

I remember some temperature issues with them a while back, some people adding heat sinks, or getting adapter cards with heat sinks built in, but i think these days most would have temperature protection technologies.
How old is it?

It was 18 months old and died completely. A Crucial MX200 250 GiB SATA M2.
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