As you know M.2 SSDs offer superfast transfer rates but the downside is the drive runs too hot and because of it the M.2 SSD starts to throttle which results in reduced performance. A German-based liquid cooling specialist Aqua Computer bring a high-quality PCIe 3.0 4x card kryoM.2 which allows adding a passive heatsink or water block onto your drive.
The kryoM.2 uses a multilayer PCB with the gold surface where the individual layers are connected to each other to optimize the thermal management. To ensure good quality and reliability the connector for the M.2 SSD comes from Amphenol; the PCIe contacts are plated with hard gold and the circuit paths are impedance controlled.
The M.2 SSD is mounted with a thermal pad so that the adapter card alone can already offer a passive cooling. For the best cooling performance, the adapter card can also be used with a passive heat sink made of black anodized aluminum or a water block made of copper. When using these heat sinks, a second thermal pad also covers the front side of the M.2 SSD.
The water block offers common G1/4 threads into both directions. The connector terminal is the same as used for Aqua Computers kryographics blocks. This allows using kryoconnect adapter kits to connect several blocks directly with each other.
Available variants and prices (inc. VAT):
- 2 PCIe 3.0 x4 adapter – 18.90 EUR
- 2 PCIe 3.0 x4 adapter with passive heat sink – 29.90 EUR
- 2 PCIe 3.0 x4 adapter with water block – 67.90 EUR
- Passive heat sink for kryoM.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 adapter – 12.90 EUR
- Water block for kryoM.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 adapter – 49.90 EUR