MX300 M.2 Heating issues?!?

Kilobyte Kid

MX300 M.2 Heating issues?!?

hi.

I have an MX300 1tb M.2 drive and I had an issue after a storm with another drive and while doing diag. etc I noticed that the average temp of the MX300 was around 49-55 degrees. Now I know they can run warmer, but is this a normal temp range for this SSD and if not what are your MX300 M.2 temps?

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JEDEC Jedi

Re: MX300 M.2 Heating issues?!?

70C is the max temperature after which it will automatically throttle its speed to cool down.

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Re: MX300 M.2 Heating issues?!?

Hi ProjectIO,

 

Thank you for your message. 

 

Those temperatures are perfectly fine.  Our MX300 drives actually come with Adaptive Thermal Monitoring.  This kicks in if the SSD reaches 75oC and is designed to reduce the power consumption to bring the temperature back down.  This is not something you have to worry about and your drive is working well within the correct temperatures.

 

If you do have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Crucial_Junket, Crucial Moderator, UK


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Re: MX300 M.2 Heating issues?!?

ok. that's a relief, but is there a temp it aims to cool down to when it throttles. bc even at idle it has never been under 43 degree. I'm just used to old fashion drives being at 25-32 degrees to it took me off guard a bit

JEDEC Jedi

Re: MX300 M.2 Heating issues?!?

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targetbsp wrote:

70C is the max temperature after which it will automatically throttle its speed to cool down.


Crucial_Junket wrote:

This kicks in if the SSD reaches 75oC and is

@Crucial_Junket The datasheet says 70? http://uk.crucial.com/wcsstore/CrucialSAS/pdf/product-flyer/crucial-mx300-ssd-productflyer-a4-en.pdf

Or is that the recommended range to avoid encountering the throttling at 75 or something?

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Re: MX300 M.2 Heating issues?!?


ProjectIO wrote:

ok. that's a relief, but is there a temp it aims to cool down to when it throttles. bc even at idle it has never been under 43 degree. I'm just used to old fashion drives being at 25-32 degrees to it took me off guard a bit


What's your case temp?  These are high speed electronics and so will get warm in use.  And the M.2 is completely exposed so it could never be cooler than the air around it.

 

My sata SSD's are currently idling at 34C in a roomy case that leaves them far away from any other hot electronics and there's two large case fans blowing over my drive bays.

 

The M.2's do get warmer than the sata drives.  I've always guessed it's because a) They're small so the electronics are closer together, b) the sata drives are basically covered in aluminium (of heatsink fame) for their casing.

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Re: MX300 M.2 Heating issues?!?

Hi targetbsp,

Thank you for your reply.

 

The normal operating temperature is between 0 and 70C however if it goes beyond the normal temperature, adaptive thermal monitoring kicks in.  I hope I have explained that well enough but if you do have questions, I'm happy to help. 

 

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