MSI recently debuted its fastest PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSD in the form of the Spatium M570 Pro, which is a drive capable of up to 14GB/s read and 12GB/s write speeds that pushes daringly close to the interface speed limit. In order to provide such speeds, the SSD requires a large active-cooling solution.
As you may have guessed, while performing quite admirably in terms of cooling, the traditional active-cooled Frozr+ heatsink left a lot to be desired for those who prefer a quiet system. Not to worry, the maker has made sure it has all bases covered, showcasing a large-heatsink Frozr passive cooler at Computex. Sheesh.
The drive, when married with its active-cooling Frozr+ solution, as shown above, was capable of hitting 14.5 GB/s transfer speeds and peaked at a maximum temperature of just 44 degrees Celsius.
On the other hand, we assume the passive variant offers similar cooling capabilities without the need for a noisy fan. Case in point, MSI showcased two M570 Pros in RAID0, where sequential read speeds jumped all the way up to 22GB/s and sequential write speeds reached an eye-watering 23 GB/s. Now that’s fast.
While liquid-cooling M.2 SSDs is an option and has been for a while, not many wish to dabble in the fine arts of building a open-loop cooling system, and let’s not forget the high price of admission. Besides, there hasn’t been a reason to liquify you storage until now, and in the demo at Computex, MSI proved that passive cooling is more than enough to quell its heat-inducing Spatium M570 Pro.
The Spatium M570 Pro Frozr and Frozr+ will be available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities with plans to launch in the third quarter of 2023.