The Sabrent PS5 Heatsink Hardware Review – How Cool is That?

The PS5 SSD Designed Sabrent Heatsink Review – Fad or Fantastic?

Earlier this month, when we discovered that Sabrent had been working on a custom PS5 designed heatsink for SSD upgrades on the system, we were understandably surprised. Not only because they were the first company in the world to have produced this potentially game-changing component, but because the ability to utilize SSD upgrades on the PS5 had only been made available in Beta in July and only officially launched a little over a week ago. Add to this the fact that they have had this heatsink ready for consumers to see and order the day of the PS5 SSD expansion update and you really have to marvel at the speed of their design team. For those that are not aware, the m.2 NVMe SSD slot of the PS5 is a 22110 length contained/covered m.2 Key connector that allows the installation of super-fast PCIe Gen 4×4 SSDs. These SSDs can get remarkably hot when in use and in order to ensure ideal performance, maintain the durability and optimal system operating temperatures, the use of a heatsink on the SSD to dissipate the generated heat is highly recommended. Some heatsinks are larger than others and although these bigger 1st and 3rd party heatsinks do a great job of dispersing that heat, they prevent the m.2 slot metal cover from being replaced after installation and these have the potential of interrupting the designed airflow through the PS5 system. As practically all M.2 SSD heatsinks are designed for desktop PC use in 2021/2022, the bulk of them are either 2280 length only or were not technically designed to work in the PS5 hardware environment. This is where the Sabrent PS5 designed heatsinks for SSDs comes in. Designed to precisely fit the PS5 M.2 SSD cavity, it fills the whole 22110 area, also acting as an alternative to the m.2 cover and therefore managing to maintain the airflow through the PS5. At least, this is what Sabrent is claiming. So, let’s take a closer look at the Sabrent SSD Heatsink for PS5, does it do what it claims and is this the new must-have extra for your PS5 SSD storage upgrade? Let’s find out.

Sabrent PS5 Heatsink Review – Quick Conclusion

The Sabrent PS5 SSD Heatsink is near impossible to fault, both because it clearly does exactly what they claim it can and because it is a genuinely unique product in the market right now. The simple fact is that the PS5 for all its appeal arrives on the market with a questionably small amount of storage by default and even casual gamers are going to feel the storage pinch early in the systems life, as games start to arrive in the hundreds of gigabytes each. Therefore the need for a storage upgrade on the PS5 is going to be a ‘sooner or later’ decision for many gamers and Sabrent having a range of supported SSDs and currently, the ONLY PS5 specific SSD heatsink right now, is an unquestionable win for them in the market. The price tag when compared with other heatsinks is a little steep, arriving at over twice the cost of a generic heatsink, but given its niche and unique position in the market, that shouldn’t be a huge surprise. Overall, I genuinely like what Sabrent has done here and am particularly surprised that WD and Seagate (with their own rather evolved selections of SSD gamer solutions) have been pipped to the post. Respect!

EFFECTIVENESS - 9/10
HARDWARE - 9/10
PERFORMANCE - 9/10
PRICE - 8/10
VALUE - 9/10


8.8
PROS
👍🏻World’s First PS5 Specific SSD Heatsink
👍🏻Works within the PS5 Airflow and Negative Pressure Design
👍🏻Available in a bundle with an SSD or on its own
👍🏻Not limited to ONLY-Sabrent SSD use
👍🏻Supports 2280 and 22110 Length SSDs
👍🏻Supports Double-Sided SSDs (4TB etc)
CONS
👎🏻More Expansive than a generic M.2 Heatsink
👎🏻Does not arrive Pre-Applied to the Bundled Sabrent SS

 

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Sabrent PS5 Heatsink Review – Retail Packaging

The Sabrent PS5 SSD heatsink arrives in a familiar branded box. The outside highlights the advantages of this heatsink over the standard available heatsinks, but the thing that stands out is the number of times Playstation 5 is mentioned (8x in total!). They know it’s USP and are leaning as heavily as possible into it.

The contents of the box are a cardboard outer box that holds the heatsink in place, as well as the few accessories that it arrives with.

The contents include the Sabrent PS5 heatsink, a first-time setup manual, a thermal pad (that Sabrent has since informed me will be pre-applied in future revisions) and a screwdriver for installing the device. It is worth mentioning that it does NOT arrive with a screw to attach it to the PS5 chassis, as this is already included o nthe PS5 system (the PlayStation symbol embossed screw that currently secures the M.2 expansion slot cover plate.

The contents are pretty normal, but still more than enough to get things started. Let’s discuss the design, the main advantage this heatsink claims to have over its competition on PS5 SSD upgrades.

Sabrent PS5 Heatsink Review – Design

The Sabrent PS5 Heatsink is definitely a sturdy build. One thing I did not realise until I got my hands on it properly was the weight, it is a thick bit of kit!

Arriving in black and copper/rose-gold plated metal (to compliment the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus series I am sure), the heatsink is designed to be as flush with the ground level of the PS5 chassis as possible inside. This is done so that when air is being pulled throughout the PS5 system in use, it is not blocked by the heatsink in any way. The Sabrent PS5 heatsink achieves this, but also utilizes this airflow in a subtle way, but creating a ridged/teeth structure on top of the plate that results in the air passing through the top of the heatsink grooves. This means that the internal active airflow is cooling the heatsink, whilst not interrupting the existing airflow. Smart!

The angular end of the heatsink sits exactly where the original PS5 SSD bay plate would, and the screw lines up neatly. The heatsink top (the ridged top) is a fraction thicker than the PS5 existing SSD plate, but gets around this by being thinner at the screw area. This means that the SSD bay external screw is equally secured with the heatsink as it would be with the original cover/plate.

The other end of the heatsink top features the Sabrent rocket logo, but also has a small lipped portion that slots exactly into the existing PS5 SSD expansion slot top. This results in a hinged design that you then can use to close the heatsink over an SSD for it to be locked (more detail on this later).

The heatsink initial felt very tall, but a closer look shows that a fair chunk of that space is because of the perspective of those top airflow lines in the design. The part of the heatsink that directly connects with the thermal pad and heatsink is a chuck of aluminium that fills the entire length of the PS5 SSD bay.

The base of this is fairly non-descript. As mentioned, Sabrent (after contacting them) have highlighted that they plan for future revisions to have the heatsink pad pre-attached and ready on the heatsink, but this early release model had the heatsink separately. I was not hugely fussed either way on this, but perhaps if I was buying this heatsink and SSD in a bundle from Sabrent, I might want them pre-attached. However, the heatsink does not heatsink an underside panel for the SSD to sit in, so this might be a tough one to implement for them. Generally, the base of an SSD is either empty (1TB or less) or on double-sided SSDs (most 2TB and AL 4TB SSDs) this would be occupied with NAND that will be ok to get ‘warm’.

If you line up the Sabrent PS5 heatsink alongside a standard 2280 SSD in their Rocket 4 Plus series, you are immediately aware of the extra length of the heatsink. This is because the PS5 supports up to 22110 SSDs and although there are almost non-existent in PCIe 4×4 SSDs in 2021/2022, this might well change as the demand for capacity grows. So, it is a nice touch that they have ensured the heatsink can cover a full 22110 SSD later down the line if you upgrade further.

That said, the included thermal pad was still a 2280 length generic model. By no means a big deal, but still would have been good to see a longer one for this longer heatsink!

Of course, how this heatsink compares with other M.2 NVMe heatsinks is incredibly important and largely the reason for its existence! Currently, if you want to install an SSD in your PS5 with a heatsink (advised!), you have FOUR options.

1 – Buy an SSD with a heatsink pre-attached, such as the WD Black sSN850, Aorus 7000s or XPG Gammix S70. They can be diverse, good and bad! Some are too big for the PS5 SSD bay, fit but are designed around PC chassis airflow, or are vented for efficiency which is not possible in the PS5 SSD m.2 slot.

2 – You install the SSD without a heatsink and close the PS5 SSD Bay with the included cover/plate (creating a contained area) and not interrupting the PS5 airflow internally

3 – You install a regular under 12.5mm total height (including SSD) heatsink in the available bay, then reinstall the cover/plate. These heatsinks are designed for PC use and in a PC they would be in an open, fan-assisted chassis – not a slot, closed slot.

4 – You use a larger heatsink that totals over 12.5mm (such as Sabrent’s other heatsink for PC gamers) that will ensure maximum SSD heat dissipation, but clocks you from re-installing the cover/plate and also will be in the airflow path partially. This means that although the heatsink will get plenty of airflow for the SSD temperature control, it has the potential to impede PS5 internal airflow .

And this is why the Sabrent PS5 SSD Heatsink is such a big deal (and why you googled it and found this review and/or video!). The PS5 designed heatsink is made for the console, does not impede the airflow of the system, ensures maximum SSD heat dissipation and even takes a little advantage of the PS5 internal fans and draws air through the heatsink top. You can see why they are pleased about their product and it’s rather unique position i nthe market right now, given that PS5 SSD upgrades are very much in their infancy. let’s walk through the installation.

Sabrent PS5 Heatsink Review – Installation

The installation of the Sabrent PS5 SSD heatsink is as straightforward as you might imagine. Even if you purchase this heatsink in an SSD bundle alongside another Sabrent drive, the SSD does not arrive pre-attached to the heatsink. This has been the case with previous Sabrent SSD heatsinks, but makes more sense in this case as the heatsink needs to be more concerned with filling the surrounding cavity. Your SSD needs to be installed as normal inside the PS5 SSD M.2 Slot (here is a guide to installing an SSD inside a PS5 if you need it) and held in the m.2 screw bracket as normal.

After that, you need to apply the thermal pad onto the SSD, ensuring that the top of the SSD (where the controller is located) is covered. Covering the whole top of the m.2 SSD is important, but the controller is particularly susceptible to poorer performance if it gets too hot.

Next comes the Sabrrent PS5 SSD Heatsink. There is a lip at the more rectangular end of the heatsink that needs to hook/hinge in the thin slot just above the M.2 Key connector. It fits precisely (as you would expect) and this allows the heatsink to thing down.

After that, you simply hinge the Heatsink down, over the SSD and thermal pads, where the other end of the heatsink will align perfectly up with the screw hole located just above the 22110 length m.2 hole. Where you can then just screw in the heatsink to the PS5 chassis as you would the original plate cover.

It really is as easy as that. Because the height of the chips on the SSD are going to be universal among all NVMe SSDs, as well as the m.2 washer that holds the SSD in place being a universal height, that means that regardless of the SSDD, this heatsink still fit on top of any media drive and connect with the components to dissipate heat. The sabrent PS5 heatsink will then fill the same space and position on the internals of the console, jsut as the previous cover did. The diagram below shows the airflow:

The Sabrent PS5 designed heatsink is aiming to be a perfect middle ground between using a smaller heatsink and maintaining the panel/negative-pressure inside the consoles airflow or using a fatter heatsink that will dissipate more heat, but potentially impede airflow. Below is how it compares with a regular generic heatsink AND the original Sabrent ‘phat’ Heatsink:

Eluteng NGFF NVME Heatsink – $13.99

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Sabrent SSD Rocket Heatsink SB-HTSK – $24.99

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So, as you can see, there is certainly some logic to the Sabrent PS5 SSD heatsink’s design. But how well does it work? And is it better than using a small and lower-priced heatsink? Let’s run some tests.

Sabrent PS5 Heatsink Review – Temperature Testing

In order to see how well the Sabrent PS5 designed heatsink for M.2 SSDs does its job, I set up the PS5 in two separate scenarios, one with a 3rd party compact heatsink and one with the Sabrent heatsink. The test involved connecting a two-node temperature recorder to the PS5, with one node placed on the SSD controller chip (inside the heatsink, under the thermal pad) and the other node was outside the m.2 SSD bay (but still inside the larger SSD shall casing.

SENSOR NODE ON THE SSD CONTROLLER SENSOR NODE NEXT TO THE SSD BAY AND IN AIRFLOW PATH

Then numerous PS5 activities (including reading, writing and gameplay) were conducted and the results were recorded. Below is how each actual compared between a generic 3rd party heatsink and the Sabrent PS5 Heatsink.

 

Sabrent PS5 Heatsink Review – Verdict

The Sabrent PS5 SSD Heatsink is near impossible to fault, both because it clearly does exactly what they claim it can and because it is a genuinely unique product in the market right now. The simple fact is that the PS5 for all its appeal arrives on the market with a questionably small amount of storage by default and even casual gamers are going to feel the storage pinch early in the systems life, as games start to arrive in the hundreds of gigabytes each. Therefore the need for a storage upgrade on the PS5 is going to be a ‘sooner or later’ decision for many gamers and Sabrent having a range of supported SSDs and currently, the ONLY PS5 specific SSD heatsink right now, is an unquestionable win for them in the market. The price tag when compared with other heatsinks is a little steep, arriving at over twice the cost of a generic heatsink, but given its niche and unique position in the market, that shouldn’t be a huge surprise. Overall, I genuinely like what Sabrent has done here and am particularly surprised that WD and Seagate (with their own rather evolved selections of SSD gamer solutions) have been pipped to the post. Respect!

PROS of the Sabrent PS5 SB-PSHS Heatsink PROS of the Sabrent PS5 SB-PSHS Heatsink
  • World’s First PS5 Specific SSD Heatsink
  • Works within the PS5 Airflow and Negative Pressure Design
  • Available in a bundle with an SSD or on its own
  • Not limited to ONLY-Sabrent SSD use
  • Supports 2280 and 22110 Length SSDs
  • Supports Double-Sided SSDs (4TB etc)
  • More Expansive than a generic M.2 Heatsink
  • Does not arrive Pre-Applied to the Bundled Sabrent SSD

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    300 thoughts on “The Sabrent PS5 Heatsink Hardware Review – How Cool is That?

    1. Can i just remove for example the top cover of a 3rd party heatsink and leave the bottom part and install this as the top and cover?

      I already have an ssd wd 850 but with 3rd party heatsink not the built in heatsink of wd.
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    2. I’m speaking about purchasing this as well. My only concern is for people that are going to be using D brands dark plates 2.0 is the air going over the top of the heat so you can go to be decreased since those plates now offer direct access for the feds to get air outside of the card soul versus the air flowing over top of the heat safe
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    3. Thanks for this. Just ordered one to go with my WD SN850. It may only be a few degrees difference, but I’m happy spending more if it potentially helps the longevity of the components. I spent £450 on the PS5 and £130 on the M.2, a few quid more to help things is a no brainer to me.
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    4. I realize that his comment is late and hope I can get a response. Had the ps5 for 7 days now and can’t play for over 20 mins. Will this be a cure or is it something else? I have been trying for so long to get a ps5 and really don’t want to send it back. Thanks in advance.
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    5. I have never seen a video that covers everything possible in such detail, regardless of the subject matter.
      I am a big question guy, and I can honestly say that this is the first time I have been left questionless.

      My phone subscribed involuntarily, before i could hit the sub button.

      Well done, Sir.
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    6. Do i have to replace the thermal pad everytime I remove the cover? I bought a sabrent ps5 heatsink with a pre-applied thermal pad and installed it on my PS5. I haven’t turned on the PS5 yet and I just removed the cover just to check if the thermal pad is properly contacting the NAND and the controller. ????
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    7. hey bruh. I have an interesting question about this Sabrent heatsink but no one seemed to talk much about yet.

      so I bought the firecuda 530 2tb with heatsink for my ps5. I am wondering if this heatsink can be added to the firecuda, so double heatsink, sort to speak. there is one person on amazon who replied no without any explanation. was wondering if you’d be willing to offer some opinion since you have tested it. thank you.
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    8. Hi Nas! I’m a bit ignorant when it comes to SSDs and heatsinks so I’m curious if it’s safe or smart to use this heatsink with the one included with the XPG blade SSD. I purchased this heatsink from your link below but I’m hoping you’ll be able to inform me before I attach the thin metal heatsink included with the XPG blade since I think this heatsink will yield better results.

      Thanks!
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    9. Can you please give me an informed recommendation between the Fire Cuda 530 pre-installed heatsink vs a Fire Cuda 530 with this Sabrent cover/heatsink?? I plan on getting the Fire Cuda 2TB now, thanks to all of your reviews you have posted.
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    10. I have a Adata PGX Gammix S70 Blade in my PS5. The original tiny heatsink is already installed. I loved your review and want to buy a Sabrent PS5 heatsink. It’s compatible with my SSD? Do I have to remove the heatsink what comes with the SSD? Thank you for your help.
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    11. @NASCompares I dont know anyone else who would know this. but i got this heatsink today but i already have the gammix s70 blade and i put that thin heat spreader on it when i got it. but the sabrent heatsink with the pad doesnt seem to want to fit. I don’t want to force it because it seems really tight with that thermal pad. It doesnt look like i can get the heat spreader off the S70 either. any ideas? have you done it yet?
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    12. ultimately as long as the ssd is in spec, it isnt going to do anytihng more.
      that said, i’d still go with it, purely as you’d be less likely to ever go out of spec. i’m using sabrents rocket heatpipe ssd heatsink on a wd sn850. works fine.
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    13. You sir are brilliant and crucial to the community. Thank you so much for your time and hard work. Every question I had was answered in this video. Not a single other YouTuber is covering the Sabrent yet it appears it’s a great option.
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    14. Hey Nas can I use the Seagate firecuda 530 with built-in heatsink along with the Sabrent Heatsink made for the ps5?? Ive heard mixed opinions and I wanted to know from you? I dont think anyone is doing a video or testing to see if it makes a difference witb a 1st party heatsink. Thanks love all the videos its helping so many people.
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    15. Just curious but what if you did this same exact test but drill holes in the Ps5 m.2 cover and the sabrent heat sink, will it change the cooling? Maybe start with two drilled holes and then maybe more?
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    16. I still have doubts about the airflow INSIDE de SSD bay. As I understand, some air should pass through it, and with this solid metal block inside it may be less efficient. For me, the ideal heatsink would have horizontal pass-through lines where air could flow inside the bay, plus the rugged cap that would act as a secondary heatsink with the outside, directly
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    17. I’m taking my firecuda out of its curent heatsink tomorrow and installing the sabrent heatsink. How do I safely remove the firecuda,and will I loose the games on it when I reinstall it? Please help,I’m a newbie. Thanks.
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    18. When will you be comparing this Heatsink with the WD Black? I have bought both, waiting for your results to see which to use. The Sabrent panel looks awesome and more useful. But the WD Black Heatsink you said is brilliant ????‍♂️
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    19. I just received my heat sink 10/13. I ordered it about 2 weeks ago from Amazon and they were telling me a delivery date of 10/26. I also ordered my samsung pro 780 (2tb) and received it today 10/14. the heat sink thermal film was already attached to the heat sink, it took out the guesswork of where i need to place it. installation was a breeze. I fired up my ps5 and it is working like a charm. I’m not sure why 27 people gave this video a thumbs down, probably they used a different heat sink and now they’re hitting their heads on the wall.
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    20. Great videos, really informative thank you. My sabrent heatsink arrived today and I should get my firecuda 530 2tb Friday. Slight difference, my thermal pad was blue and pre-applied to the heatsink. My partner’s firecuda 530 with heatsink should come this year so looking forward to your video comparing the 2.
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    21. What’s even more impressive with the Red Dead Redemption test is that you were in the hot *desert* for the Sabrent test and the cooler *forest* with the Eluteng, yet Sabrent still kept the PS5 cooler, truly amazing!!
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    22. Couldn’t see an answer and saw it was something you’d test. I’ve got the SN850 and the fat version of sabrent HS as i read its really good and seems okay in PS5. Question is, would it be better to get the PS5 one from this video or stay with the fat HS as its negligble difference or it has better performance.
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    23. How can I ask you a question. Can you put a heat pad on the bottom of the SSD. I see you just use the SSD. Then put a pad on top of the SSD then the serbernt heatsink. Can you put one on the bottom. Example. Heat pad, SSD, heat pad on top of SSD, then the serbernt heatsink. Can someone answer
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    24. @nascompares I just noticed you got the temperature sensor cable through one of the negative pressure holes in the SSD bay. Maybe its not a big difference for the Sabrent Heatsink as it’s main dissipation comes from the top plate, but don’t you thing this would impact negatively the airflow on the Elutang and maybe it would have better results without that cable? After all you are taking away 1/4 to 1/2 airflow from the closed negative pressure system in the SSD expansion bay.

      I know its technically really hard to measure temperatures in this PS5 SSD expansion bay, but you could have pointed out this in the video.

      Thanks!!
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    25. @NASCompares Do you think this kind of heatsink would put stress onto the SSD PCB ?? Elutang heatsink is pressing the ssd from both sides, but the Sabrent Heatsinks apply pressure just on the top. Being the SSD fixed at both ends (connection and screw), that would bend the SSD in the middle making the central part of the SSD dissipation worst and it could even break it physically over time.

      About the temperature, isn’t it better to have a few more degrees but constant in time? Big temperature differences over a short period usually reduces the electronics lifespan. As you can put PS5 in standby a lot of times and come back to play it… I’m worried about too many cold/warm cycles could reduce the SSD durability.
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    26. I wanted to comment on the fact that the double-sided SSD and single-sided SSD both fit the same with the heat sink. If you notice, there is a spacer on one end that the SSD sits on top of that you screw down. If you look at that spacer without the SSD there you noticed that there is a gap between the top of the spacer and the bottom of the slot. The bottom half of a double-sided SSD fits in that space. So the upper part of that SSD doesn’t sit any higher than the top of a single-sided SSD. And that’s the reason that the heatsink fits the same way with both.
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    27. Bit of a design flaw by sony, they should have either had an OEM solution or designed the m.2 Bay so air could flow through it. I’ve got the Elutang heat sink on a samsung 980 1tb, can’t be arsed changing it, don’t think 30-60 degrees Celsius on a m.2 is going to cause any throttling or damage
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    28. Okay, I have a question I can not seem to find an answer for. I have two 2TB Western Digital SN850 SSD’s… one with the factory heatsink, and one that will be using that cool Sabrent cover/heatsink combo. Here’s my question: can I just pop out the SSD I currently have installed (SN850 w/HS) and install the other one? Once they’ve been formatted and all that, can I swap one out for the other and visa versa? Store different games on the different SSD’s… please let me know! Thanks!
      -Mark
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    29. So i bought the adata xpg gammix s70 blade 2tb and used the heat sink provided was just wondering if i was to get this heatsink can i just put it ontop off the ssd with heatsink already on or do i need to remove the original heat sink great video as always
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    30. I have a quick question, I want to purchase a seagate firecuda 530 4tb w/ heatsink, but after seeing the results of the Sabrent heatsink, should I instead purchase the seagate firecuda 530 4b without a heatsink and use the Sabrent or should I purchase the seagate firecuda with its heatsink already? What do you guys think? Thanks guys!
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    31. I have problem, i order new Synology DS220+, shoud arrived in week.
      Now i wonder is there any difference between RAID1 and SHR getting data out from single drive in skenario 2030, NAS is broken, cant buy new one because Synology company doesnt exist anymore and i only have computer to get data safe place again? How BTRFS effects in same scenario?
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    32. Thanks a lot for the thorough review! Awesome work.
      Is it possible in the future for you to compare a combo of this heatsink with different kinds of SSDs (Seagate, WD, Samsung, Aorus etc…) against built-in OEM SSD heatsinks? Or is it just fare to say that by design, this Sabrent heatsink will always be a couple of degrees cooler than any other “closed up” design under the PS5 cover lid?
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    33. with all respect for your job and the the effort you put in your contents

      you need to work on length of your contents m, The length of the videos makes the viewer get bored quickly, You do not need to prolong the speech, short and focused explanation is enough and more Enjoyable for the viewers
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    34. Great videos like always. My dilemma is if it’s better to get the sabrent heatsink or the one with the firecuda 530. Can you do a temperature comparison test between this sabrent heatsink and the firecuda 530 w/heatsink preferably the 2tb?? That will be one of those ones as far as the best of the best going head to head.
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    35. Great videos like always. My dilemma is if it’s better to get the sabrent heatsink or the one with the firecuda 530. Can you do a temperature comparison test between this sabrent heatsink and the firecuda 530 w/heatsink preferably the 2tb?? That will be one of those ones as far as the best of the best going head to head.
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    36. Really informative video. Would you recommend not using a traditional heatsink along with this cover, or would it seem like an alright idea? I’m planning to use a traditional one until the sabrent one releases at the end of October and was wondering if I should just outright remove that one in favor of just relying on the sabrent one.
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    37. Was your room ambient temperature the same? If I’m understanding this correctly the airflow temp is for the most part the room ambient temperature. They are both rising 8 degrees which tells me they are pretty much are identical in cooling performance.
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    38. If you have the chance to get your hands on the ElecGear EL-P5C. I’ve been waiting for it to come out (amazon says late October). It’s a very similar design as the Sabrent, but larger and with a copper Heatpipe. Thanks for all of your videos. I actually got a Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus and an Eluteng Heatsink because of your reviews. Cheers!
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    39. amazing test!!! the conclusion of that is, if you already have a 3rd party heatsink like eluteng or jeyi heatsink, the nvme is already pretty cool at 40ºC (it don´t trothle until 75-80ºC) and therefore don´t worth upgrading to sabrent nvme for a mere 2-5 degrees less, i know this years ago, because until the game is load, the data is stored on the main ram/gddr6 vram, wich is much faster than any nvme disc, and therefore the nvme disc are doing NOTHING until load savegames or load map, the rest of the time the nvme disc is basically on rest mode until new data or loading map happen.

      i already have a sabrent gen 3 nvme disc on my pc, and even load gaming or playing games on it, it even reach a cold 29ºC , wich is a gaming situation, the temp go higher if you smash it countinously writing or copying hundred of data, but gaming is totally diferent, the same is for ps5
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    40. Overall anything under 50c is well within specs and will never throttle performance nor will it affect the lifespan of the SSD to the point it would matter as far as the lifetime of the ps5 itself. If you already have a heatsink on your SSD, it’s not worth taking it off to get the Sabrent PS5 heatsinkcover. If you don’t already have a heatsink and have a bare drive, go for it if you can get ahold of one
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    41. @NASCompares I’ve already added the small heatsink to my XPG Gammix S70 Blade I wonder if this would work in addition to that? or would that make it too thick? it seems very hard to get that heat sink off of the S70, but maybe it’s much ado about nothing. have you messed around with the S70 Blade? wondering what the temps are link. it seemed fine on my PC.
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    42. it looks a little fishy to publish a 9/10 performance score 4 (four!) days before conducting the thermal tests.

    43. o7 for testing the heck out of the heatsink. Take a break and use the heatsink for games and not for testing.
      Now im not sure if im gonna buy that though, cuz probably another company or maybe Sabrent themselves might make a better design that dissipates heat more.
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    44. Greetings, thanks for the information, I have a question, it will work with the WD-BLACK SN850 because I already ordered it and the first sabrent I bought is so big that I couldn’t even put the ssd on the ps5 I don’t want to lose more money thanks for your work it helps a lot to the whole community thanks you so much
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    45. The thermal pad is a sticker. If you ever rip off a sticker it is less sticky the next time if it does not rip off. To remove the SSD you have to rip off the sticker. The normal SSD internal heat sink combo according to specs allows you to remove the SSD without ripping off the sticker. The sabrent does not. They also are preinstslling the sticker onto the heat sink not leaving it loose so you can affix it to the SSD as shown.
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    46. These intros are great.
      I think you’re onto something.
      Keep at it, and go as off topic as you like, it just adds to the fun, and might become a brand thing.
      The hard part will at some point be running out of material … but I have a feeling you have a lot of funny nonsense to share.
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    47. My only concern with this heatsink’s design is how can you guarantee the thermal pad is always in contact with the metal recess part of the heatsink? Which is why i think Sabrent could’ve have done an SSD-Heatsink closed package design altogether to rule that tiny chance out. Other than that, i can’t fault them. Brilliant idea! Keep up the good work, honestly your videos are the best out there when it comes to reviewing/testing electronics. Just subbed :D!
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    48. Just wanted to give you guys a heads up about the Sabrent PS5 Heatsink Testing! It is taking way, WAY longer than anticipated. You guys will see 20-30mins of recording on each test/variable (4 tests currently planned, heavy write, heavy read and two gameplay sessions), fast-forwarded to around 10-15 seconds, side by side. But 1 test for 15 seconds, takes me around 6+ hours of installation, transfer, test, stick around and control, make notes, cancel tests, move data over, cool-down time, Then repeat three more times (total of 4 on-screen recordings per test, 2 tests per heatsink showing temp under heatsink and outside of bay). Then there is the editing and then voice over discussing results…. it a long, LONG edit on this one and fast looking like it will go out Wednesday I am afraid. The worst thing about his particular test setup is that my Temp sensor goes into automated standby every 8 mins, so I have to keep turning the bloody thing back on every 8 mins. At one point my cat tries to knock over the temp sensor… see if you can spot the paw in the fast forward! Sorry for the delay on this chaps and I hope it is worth it! Additionally, I will be sure to include a brief demonstration showing that the SSD and thermal pad 100% comfortably connects with the heatsink during installation, as this has been queried ALOT since the first video. Have a great weekend everyone!
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    49. My real concern with that heat sink is that it doesn’t look like it has a lot of surface area on the top of it. The fins/ribs are so small I wonder how much heat it’s really going to transfer into the air passing by.
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    50. i’m curious how it can work with other SSD’s? like for example, can you take the Gammix S70 (the non-blade one), take off its massive heatsink and place this Sabrent PS5 heatsink instead? will it fit and will it work??
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    51. Answered every question I’ve been kicking around for the last month from Sabrent’s offerings from size to function. Even there fat heatsink in the space for size comparison. Much better showing than even the official Sabrent channel who never shows the back of there own product, super nice job ????
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    52. im just concerned that placing a sticky thermalpad between a screwed nvme and a separate heatsink cover might spell damage by simply taking out the heatsink cover. my heart would stop if i see my nand chips getting stucked at the heatsink and thermal pads
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    53. I have pre-ordered this on amazon…suppose to come at the end of October. I’m already running a heatsink with the sabret 4tb ssd. Can I or should I run both. Would it improve preformance or should I cancel it? Any suggestions would help. Thank you for your thorough reviews
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    54. No thanks Sony’s cover was designed for a specific reason , you replacing that with a 3rd party heat sink cover if it damages your console by not working as intended your warranty will be voided .. any damage done to a console by a 3rd party product is not covered by Sony’s warranty . And this heat sink you are replacing Sony’s parts which Sony specifically stated to use their cover and A ssd with heat sink ..
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    55. Hi! I’ ve seen a lot of your videos, great stuff???? I got the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2 TB for my PS5. I used 1 thermal pad only, on top of the SSD itself and then used a third party double sided heatsink. I’ m interested in the Sabrent PS5 heatsink, what effect do you think it will have if I use the Sabrent PS5 heatsink as well?
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    56. I have a crazy question: Is it possible or even advisable to use the Sabrent cover with an ssd that has a built in heatsink?
      I’m probably going to get the Firecuda 530 w/ heatsink and was wondering if this would be a viable “cover” replacement on top of the factory heatsinked Firecuda ssd.
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    57. I’m currently using an akasa single sided heatsink on my 1tb wd_black sn850 however I would like to replace it. I’m just worried about removing the heatsink from the ssd. It seems of I pull to hard the chips will pull off too?… any advice please ????
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    58. If i were sabrent, i would have done the opposite with the grooves on top..
      Make them come out as fins.

      The design seems pretty well done though… i just think theres room for improvement.

      Edit, guess they kinda are like fins.
      Id still make them higher, maybe double height.
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    59. Thanks for all your time and work on this ????????
      Could you test this Sabrent heatsink with other ssd’s like the FireCuda?
      I preordered this heatsink but now I wonder if the thermal pad will make enough contact with my FireCuda to keep it cool.
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    60. Great stuff, cheers blud. Looking forward to the test video – I’d really like this heatsink but looks like mission impossible in the UK at the moment and I’d really like to install my 980 PRO ASAP on my PS5
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    61. Please in the order review. Put the playstation plate back on while doing the testing. This is crucial to truly test how well it deals with heat. As this is how the heatsink will be used in real life. During the sebrant testing they purposely left the playstation plate off. I believe they did this to give me favorable thermal readings for their product. We see to see if gets so hot it can actually melt the playstation plate which is a real concern . I did air these concerns to sebrant. They declined to comment. ????????
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