ADATA XPG Storm M.2 Cooler Review

Final Thoughts
With high performance M.2 solid state drives becoming more common we’ve seen quite a lot of different M.2 cooling solutions, even most motherboards have integrated M.2 coolers now. I think the XPG Storm is one of the more unique M.2 coolers out there. By adding the shroud and RGB lighting you are getting more than just a boring M.2 cooler, you are adding to the overall look of your system. The RGB lighting using a standard 4-pin connection so you can easily connect it to your motherboard and control it that way.

As far as cooling is concerned the XPG Storm does a great job. In our testing with the XPG Storm installed our M.2 drive was 5 degrees cooler during idle and a very impressive 12 degrees cooler during load. This cooling power was enough to stop our M.2 drive from throttling, which is of course ideal if you have an M.2 drive that throttles.

The small 20 mm fan can get loud, so that is something to keep in mind. Right now you can pickup the XPG Storm at our favorite online retailer for $27.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ADATA XPG Storm a 9 out of 10 score.

Pros:
– Sleek design
– RGB lighting
– Good cooling
– Stops our M.2 drive from throttling

Cons:
– Fan can get loud

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