Adata is working on a new NVMe SSD that seeks to be one of the coolest (temperature-wise) running models out there. It is the new Adata Project NeonStorm SSD and it sounds like it will be quite efficient.
The new drive is going to feature speeds of up to 14,000MBps read and 12,000MB write. Showing that Gen5 drives are here to take all records assuming your system can handle them. This means that you are going to want a Gen5-compatible motherboard in order to take advantage of these speeds. You’ll also want to make sure your rig has plenty of space in front of the drive (no cards blocking it) as it will be taking up a lot of space.
This is because the new Project NeonStorm not only comes with its own heatsink, but it also includes two small fans and a built-in liquid cooler. Something we haven’t quite seen before outside of modding a system with a full out multi-point cooling system that happens to have an NVMe attachment. Only with this, it’s an AIO enclosure all on its own.
Adata says that its new cooling approach can reduce drive temperatures by an additional (“up to”) 20%. Meaning it isn’t just there as a gimmick. It’s there to reduce any thermal throttling you might experience when really putting the drive through its tests. Great for professionals and even gamers looking to squeeze every frame (per second) they can get out of their system.
Currently, there isn’t a release date just yet and there is no pricing information either. But I am sure there will be a lot of interested consumers waiting to try one out and it will likely come at a bit of a price at first. It will also be interesting to see if the drive can be swapped out overtime or if you are stuck with the one that comes with it (as it does appear to be removable). Or if the company plans to sell the liquid-cooling heatsink by itself as some point.
If we manage to test one out ourselves, we’ll make to share what we find. I’m sure the results will be interesting. In the meantime, what do you think? Does your NVMe need liquid cooling? Take to the comments below with your thoughts.