PCIe 5.0 SSD Heat Sink Fan Hits 48.4 dBA During Testing

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CFD Gaming recently launched the PG5NFZ, a PCIe Gen 5 M.2 NVMe SSD that features up to 10 GB/s of sequential read speed and up to 9.5 GB/s of sequential write speed—but that’s not the only thing that the drive has to offer. According to reviews and reports from early owners, the SSD also comes with a very loud heat sink fan, an unadvertised feature that many have noticed while stress testing the 49,980 yen (~376 USD) drive, currently available in 2 TB capacity. Images shared by the @jisakuhibi account suggest that the fan can reach noise levels of nearly 50 dB.

From an AKIRA PC Hotline! report (machine translation):

The series was announced in October 2022, and the 2TB was scheduled to be released in November 2022, but the release was postponed. In addition, 1 TB “CSSD-M2M1TPG5NFZ” and 4 TB “CSSD-M2M4TPG5NFZ” are also available for CFD sales, but this time they have not arrived.

The performance values ​​(maximum) for 4TB and 2TB are sequential read 10GB/s, sequential write 9.5GB/s, random read 1,500K IOPS, and random write 1,250K IOPS.

The performance value (maximum) of 1TB is sequential read 9.5GB/s, sequential write 8.5GB/s, random read 1,300K IOPS, random write 1,100K IOPS.

The board is equipped with a fan-integrated heat sink “Phnix” with a thickness of 20 mm. High cooling performance suppresses heat generation and exhibits stable high-speed performance. The cable length is 45cm and equipped with a 5V connector.

In addition, there is a note in the product information that “Please pay attention to the air flow in the PC case so that the heat of the heat sink can be dissipated.”

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Tsing Mui
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