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EK Water Blocks has launched a new lineup of heatsinks designed for M.2 solid state drives.

Available in gold, black, nickel, and silver finishes, EK’s Quantum Convection M.2 NVMe is a passive aluminum heatsink that is “compatible with all single- and double-sided 2280 M.2 NVMe SSDs (22 mm wide, 80 mm long).”

EK has described its new heatsink as “simple to install, low profile, easily reusable, and aesthetically non-intrusive.” It also features a “clever design where flipping the backplate will realign the mounting holes on the backplate to another set of screw holes on the heatsink.”

This allows users to “move the backplate away from the main body of the heatsink, allowing for more space and installation on double-sided SSDs,” according to EK.

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EK on how users can tell the difference between a single- and double-sided M.2 SSD:

Single-sided M.2 NVMe SSDs only have chips on one side of the PCB. This means all the storage and controller electronics are placed on one side of the drive, hence the name, single-sided. These drives are smaller and generate less heat. Double-sided M.2 NMVe drives have chips on both sides of the PCB. These drives usually offer more storage capacity by adding flash memory storage chips on both sides of the drive.

Made in Slovenia, EK’s new Quantum Convection M.2 NVMe heatsinks are now available for purchase through the company’s web store and partner reseller network.

All of the finishes are listed for $32.99 aside from the gold version, which costs $36.90.

Source: EK

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