The Blazing M.2 PCIe Gen 5 SSD from ASRock is an active fan heatsink for motherboards with model numbers X670E, Z790, and B650.

ASRock develops Blazing M.2 PCIe Gen 5 SSD cooling system compatible with new next-gen Intel & AMD motherboards

For the new SSD cooling system, ASRock has created five different designs, and it is claimed that the airflow, expressed in cubic feet per minute (cfm), would be 4.92. The X670E, B650 and B650E, and Z790 motherboards are compatible with the new Blazing M.2 PCIe Gen 5 SSD cooling fan attachments. The business has published a list of compatible models along with information on which sort of cooler variation will work with each.

Phison warned manufacturers and consumers about the high temperatures that PCIe Gen 5 M.2 NVMe SSD devices will generate earlier this year, in March. In addition to having speeds that can reach 14GBps, the new PCIe SSDs also have factory-set temperature restrictions for the M.2 SSD controllers of 125°C, according to Phison. Phison said that the temperatures rise when the drive is loaded with data. However, the SSD will enter a critical condition and shut down, losing data and depreciating the system due to the NAND flash memory, which can only withstand temperatures of up to 80°C.

The company’s E26 PCIe Gen 5 primary control chip, which Phison evaluated, was shown to be capable of 10GBps rates. These rates have improved to 12GBps with the aid of new manufacturing materials including diverse silicon breakthroughs and 3D NAND technologies, which raises the temperature of computer systems. Additionally, PCIe provides three standards for the new 5.0 generation—2280, 2580, and 25110—each of which offers a range of characteristics, from basic ones to more substantial ones.

In order to assist sustain the heat dissipation required in the majority of the most recent PC systems being released to the market, it is hoped that ASRock and other computer component makers would provide more cooling solutions.