Last Updated March 26, 2024


Why Are Temperature Sensors Important For Solid State Drives?

Explains The Importance Of Temperature Monitoring In SSDs

Looking at the pros and cons of disabling the onboard temperature sensors.

Temperature sensors are distributed in different sections of the Solid State Drive (SSD), as different internal components may have different temperature limits.

The drive's temperature sensors affect the SSD thermal management mechanisms - such as thermal throttling - which is used to prevent the drive from going over its temperature limit or threshold.

Disabling motherboard temperature sensors will not affect SSD internal temperature sensors, which controls internal algorithms to reduce power consumption leaded to higher temperatures. The temperature impacts both performance, life of the drive and hard coded in the firmware of the drive.

There are multiple Power States

The operating temperature is 0 to 70 degrees Celsius, according to the device specification.

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Why Are Temperature Sensors Important For Solid State Drives?