Tests by TechPowerUp have shown that the SSD performs well when blown directly by a 120mm fan, reaching temperatures around 70 degrees Celsius without any problems. However, without proper cooling, the drive heats up rapidly, reaching 80-90 degrees in a short time like 50-100 seconds, causing it to shut down.
This poses a serious problem for users who expect reliable performance from a not the cheapest SSD. The drive may fail if installed on systems without proper airflow.
It is not yet clear whether other PCIe 5.0 SSDs are experiencing similar issues, how Corsair will address this issue, or whether other manufacturers will take this information into account.
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