Install M.2 SSD Heat Sink

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Install M.2 SSD Heat Sink

Post by weiyu » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:41 am

I just bought WD Red SA500 M.2 1TB NAS SSD and going to install to my QNAP NAS (TS-873). QNAP provided M.2 SSD Heat Sink and recommend install it for reliable operation. The instruction from QNAP says to install it on SSD controller (Please see link below). Just want to know where is SSD controller on this SSD I can install heat sink. Also there is label stick on the SSD stick and do I need to remove it? Thanks!

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Re: Install M.2 SSD Heat Sink

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:13 am

if you go to the download page for your qnap product, there ought to be a manual there with instructions for how to install the heatsinks.

no, you don't have to remove the stickers from what i read :'

yes these heatsinks for m.2 ssds are highly recommended. based on my own testing, when under stress workloads, these things can heat up. so it helps with the passive heatsinks to keep things cool.

some m.2 ssds can work fine for long operations, while others may suffer to throttling. you best check out reviews prior to purchase :'

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Re: Install M.2 SSD Heat Sink

Post by weiyu » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:28 am

I know how to install heat sink but just don't know where to put heat sink for this M.2 SSD. So where can I get answer?

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Re: Install M.2 SSD Heat Sink

Post by Dic3man » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:02 pm

weiyu wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:28 am
I know how to install heat sink but just don't know where to put heat sink for this M.2 SSD. So where can I get answer?
It should go on the controller so identify which is the controller look for phison, jmicron, realtek etc on your disk I dont know all the possible controller models but you can always google.
I think WD is using marvel but not sure.
Also if you are concerned with heat you can remove the sticker as it will be a bit better.

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Re: Install M.2 SSD Heat Sink

Post by holger_kuehn » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:52 am

You can also use some longer ones. I've been using two passive ones that are almost as long as the cards, only the screw and pins are free to mount. Using those heat sinks you don't need to know where the Controller is placed, as the whole card is cooled.

Of needed I can post the model I used.
NAS (production): TS-1635AX FW: 4.5.1.1495 build 20201123
NAS (backup): TS-1635AX FW: 4.5.1.1495 build 20201123
QTS (SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 2TB Samsung Evo 860 M.2-Sata
Data (QTier): [RAID-6] 4 x 500GB Samsung Evo 860 Sata
Data (HDD): [RAID-6] 5 x 14TB WD Red
RAM: 8 GB (QNAP shipped)
UPS: CyberPower CP900EPFCLCD
BACKUP: 10x4TB WD Red using a USB 3.0 Dock

NAS: TS-873U-RP FW: 4.5.1.1480 build 20201108
Data (SSD): [RAID-10] 4 x 1TB Samsung Evo 860 Sata
RAM: 8 GB (QNAP shipped)
UPS: CyberPower PR2200ELCDRT2U
BACKUP: 4TB Synology DS214 FW: DSM 6.2.3.25426 Update 2

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