Alphacool has launched the HDX Pro Water M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD Cooler (MCX Version), a new cooling solution that the company says will help permanently unlock the full performance of M.2 NVMe SSDs. Featuring a nickel-plated brass cooler bottom for optimal thermal conductivity, 2x hose nozzles (3 mm), and an included PVC hose, the cooler can be added to an existing liquid cooling loop and is available to order today from Alphacool’s online store for €49.98 (49.79 USD). It is compatible with any M.2 2280 SSD.
|Dimension:||70.7 x 23.4 x 10.9 mm|
|Connection:||2x hose nozzles (3 mm)|
From an Alphacool press release:
NVMe SSDs with M.2 format have become standard PC equipment because they allow high transfer rates and extremely low access times and thus enable faster and more effective working or gaming on the PC. Due to their construction, however, M.2 NVMe SSDs are only able to deliver their maximum performance for a short time. The controller chip heats up quickly and starts to throttle the SSD’s performance early. To ensure that the full performance of the memory can be used permanently, Alphacool is expanding its portfolio for M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD water coolers and now also offers a brass variant of the HDX Pro Water with MCX connectors.
The HDX Pro Water is a reasonable choice when there is little space in the PC case and optimal hose paths are difficult to achieve. With the help of the MCX 2x manifold and the 5/3 mm hose (both included), the SSD water cooler in the MCX version can be integrated easily as well as space-saving. The installation is uncomplicated. The MCX 2x distributor is integrated into the water circuit via two G1/4″ connections with internal thread. Here it is recommended to use the connections from Alphacool’s Eiszapfen series. In the 2nd step, the HDX Pro SSD water cooler is connected to the MCX 2x manifold via the 5/3 mm PVC hose.