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Blazing Fast, But Runs Hot
April 10, 2018
+ Speed. I saw read speeds of 1000+MB/s and write 800+MB/s
+ Heatsink included (see Cons)
* Runs hot. After installing the heatsink it runs warm. I first installed without the heatsink and saw idle temps of 60ºC and it cracked 80ºC once while in use. After installing the heatsink, idle temps hover around 45ºC and working temps from 55ºC inching up into the 60s. Now, this is also while running an external fan. Without the external fan, more than 60ºC isn't uncommon.
For reference, this stick is currently housed in an Acer E5-575-33BM laptop with decent ventilation, and is functioning as my primary boot drive running Win10 Home. If you're installing into a tower with good airflow and a couple good fans, you may not have a problem with heat. If you're installing into a laptop (even one with adequate airflow), there's a good chance you'll bump into the heat problem.
All in all, I'm pleased with the drive, though the heat worries me, but for the price I feel it's a worthwhile investment for the added speed. I'll update should anything significant happen. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the product or my experience with it, please leave a comment and I'll do my best to answer.