GELID shows its new SubZero M.2 XL, a heatsink for M.2 22110 SSDs. The idea here is that with extra cooling, you will be able to prevent or reduce thermal throttling. GELID ships this product for $10 (9EUR).
The SubZero M.2 XL is designed to cool down the M.2 Type 22110 SSD efficiently and prevents thermal
throttling. It helps to improve performance, increase durability and enhance data integrity of the M.2 solidstate drives. The SubZero M.2 XL uses the ultra-slim aluminum heatsink and the specially crafted thermal
pads to deliver the best heat transfer and maintain significantly lowered operating temperatures for
memory ICs and other electronic components of the M.2 Type SSD. Additionally, the set of 3 ultra-durable
silicone ring fixtures is supplied with the SubZero M.2 XL to ensure safe mounting of the heatsink. The
SubZero M.2 XL features quick installation and fits all standard M.2 Type 22110 SSD designed for laptops
“The top fastest M.2 SSD models generate heat and thermal throttling may occur even in normal
operation. Our SubZero M.2 XL is here to help with enhanced cooling to unleash the full power of your
M.2 Type 22110 SSD”, said Gebhard Scherrer, Sales Director of GELID Solutions Ltd.
The SubZero M.2 XL is available now and has a MSRP of USD 10 or Euro 9.
About SDD Thermal Throttling
Thermal Throttling is a technique whereby the frequency of an IC can be automatically adjusted to reduce
the amount of heat generated by the IC. Normally, the SSD electronic components operate within the
standard temperature range at full speed. But in case of high workloads – running the apps such as
computer games, audiovisual processing or other data-intensive computing – an excessive heat can be
generated by the SSD controller and memory ICs due to a high number of read/write operations and high
data output. To cool down the SSD, an automatic duty cycle is applied, the effective SSD frequency
becomes lower, and the operating temperature gradually comes into the normal range. For this cycle,
performance of the SSD degrades until it runs cooler. Some laptops may also have poor cooling inside the
M.2 cabinet. In that case, a sequential activation of thermal throttling may occur, resulting in continuous
underperformance of the M.2 SSD. The SubZero M.2 XL significantly improves cooling of the M.2 Type
22110 SSD. Therefore, operating temperature of the supported SSD becomes much lower. The SubZero
M.2 XL helps to maintain temperature within the normal range under any workload and prevents thermal
throttling from activation.