There is still a significant gap between the personalization possibilities available on consoles and those available on computers. One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a PC gamer is the flexibility to customize your system to meet your own requirements.
Consoles, on the other hand, are getting better. In the modern era, they all require some form of external storage to function properly. Some systems, such as the PlayStation 5, will even allow you to customize the internal storage with a removable m.2 drive, although due to cooling concerns, even this hasn’t been a straightforward process.
When it comes to PCs, the motherboard often has enough cooling to handle the heat generated by the majority of the drives that are connected to it. However, because of the way a PS5 is constructed, SSDs require their own heatsink, which isn’t always readily available. Samsung just added a heatsink to its 980 Pro, making it a more appealing option for console players. However, this new 3rd party stand alone cooler may be just the ticket for those looking for an alternative.
SilverStone (as reported by Hardware Info) has unveiled the TP06, a PS5 M.2 SSD heatsink cover that has been carefully created. Designed to exactly fit on top of the SSD and keep it cool, this precisely shaped piece of aluminum alloy is made of high-quality aluminum alloy. When it comes to upgrading their PS5 hardware, the expectation is that it will provide a plethora of options, with lots of SSDs to pick from regardless of cooling.
In addition, with the file sizes of today’s high definition games, the available space can quickly become insufficient for the task at hand. If you were fortunate enough to get a PS5 during the console shortages, you’ve undoubtedly also felt the need for a larger hard drive at some point. Hopefully, SilverStone’s TP06 will have a price that is as fair as the function that it is intended to perform.
It is not necessary for consoles to be the only devices that require new heatsink alternatives for data storage. SSDs are expected to become much hotter in the future, prompting some to predict that SSD cooling will become standard as technology continues to heat up.