External TB3 storage (SSD)

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Re: Pictures!

theacguy71 wrote:

Ive been looking for something similar, seems good tb3 enclosures are harder to find vs the ssd

My findings as well, but my guess is there are more options every month.

So in this setup , you leave the top off enclosure with heatsink?

Yes, from what I have read (and now confirmed) the NVMe sticks get pretty hot, and were designed with some amount of (at least passive) cooling in mind. When they get past a certain temperature, they self-throttle their speed. Just eyeballing the enclosure I bought, I suspected with moderate use I would hit throttling. The top is as thick as the bottom, so as you can see it would have been a mighty svelte setup. The enclosure also came with thermal tape so that the top would be a heatsink— and perhaps sufficient. But, the red heat sink cost about $10, it looks nice IMHO, and I don't need it to be portable

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