TEAMGROUP Launches Industry’s First VC Cooling M.2 SSD

The Taiwanese TEAMGROUP offers an M.2 PCI Express 3.0 x4 SSD for the industrial sector with a vapor chamber cooling system. According to the company, the higher efficiency of the heatsink ensures higher performance. Is this the general rehearsal ahead of PCIe 5.0 SSDs?

TEAMGROUP has introduced a new innovation for storage cooling, this time VC Cooling M.2 SSD. It’s said to be the first “Industrial Cool Class M.2 SSD” that can increase the efficiency of production equipment using Exclusive Industrial Class thermal management technology. With the advent of high-performance computing (HPC), the demand for cooling industrial products has increased significantly due to the increased power requirements and heat generation of industrial products and platforms.

TEAMGROUP’s cooling technology, while patented, works in a similar way to the steam chambers we have been used to seeing on board the most complex hardware components for years. The liquid inside the cooling tubes, flowing over the hottest areas (such as the SSD controller), passes in gaseous form to transfer the heat to the dissipating body made of aluminum fins. Once cooled, the gas returns to liquid form and the cycle is repeated.

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“The N74V-M80 combines the functions of absorbing, conducting, and dissipating heat to better transfer and regulate thermal energy. TRUST industrial control technology (where” T “for temperature) ensures that M.2 SSDs maintain excellent transfer performance over the wide temperature range from -40 ° C (-40 ° F) to 85 ° C (185 ° F), “reads the company’s statement.

TEAMGROUP Launches Industry's First VC Cooling M.2 SSD (2)

The unit, as mentioned, has a PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface so it reaches sequential read and writes speeds of up to 3400 and 2500 MB / s respectively. “During testing, the Vapor-cooled N74V-M80 SSD performed better at maintaining efficient data write capability than heatsink-less SSDs at 85 ° C ambient due to delayed throttling. reducing the time to write data by 75%, “the company points out. These features significantly increase data read/write efficiency and stability and extended product life, making them the perfect choice for upgrading reliable and durable industrial-grade SSDs. This model will only be available in capacities of 128, 256, and 512 GB, is backed by a 3-year warranty, and its launch price has not been announced.

TEAMGROUP’s vapor chamber heatsink, therefore, aims to improve the efficiency and stability of reading/writing data, as well as extend the life of the product. It seems, but it is only our hypothesis, a general rehearsal in view of the arrival of PCIe 5.0 SSDs: it cannot be excluded that high speeds (up to 14 GB / s in sequential reading), especially on some models, oblige manufacturers to switch to more elaborate cooling systems, perhaps not active as Phison predicted in the past, but undoubtedly more complex than what was seen on PCIe 4.0 drives.

TEAMGROUP strives to innovate in the development of various cooling technologies so that customers can easily solve their heating problems in hard working conditions and benefit from high-quality performance. The company will continue to create the most secure industrial storage solutions in response to changing storage and industrial market needs.

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