When it comes to M.2 solid state drives there are some out there that will run hot and possibly throttle. That means that the controller gets too hot and the performance degrades to keep temperatures in check. This could mean that a drive that is say rated for 1000 MB/s writes might only perform to half that capacity. This means transfers will talk longer and no one wants to wait around. Well ADATA has a nifty solution in their XPG Storm M.2 cooler, which is a M.2 heatsink with an integrated fan as well as RGB lighting. Let’s slap this thing on our M.2 drive and see if it can stop it from throttling!
Special thanks to ADATA for providing us with the XPG Storm M.2 Cooler to review.
Compatibility: M.2 2280 SSD
Dimensions (L x W x H): 81.5 x 24.55 x 23.1 mm
Weight: 27.8 g
Rated Voltage: 10.5V~12V
Rated Current: 80mA
Warranty: 1 year
The ADATA XPG Storm comes in a nice retail box. On the front we have a photo of the unit in action and it lets us know it is compatible with all major motherboard RGB software.
Flipping the box over there are actual directions on how to connect the cooler up.
Getting everything out of the box you’ll find the XPG Storm M.2 Cooler, connection cables for the fan and RGB, and two mounting screws.