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Old April 25, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chris Chris is offline
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Default Crucial M550 help

I ordered and received this Crucial M550 mSATA 256GB ssd. I plugged it into an adapter and connect it to my desktop usb port. After a little while, it becomes quite warm. If I hold it with my thumb on the ssd, it feels very hot, not burning hot, but enough to be uncomfortable and have to let go when the heat builds up on my thumb. This is a bare ssd, with no heat sink at all since it will go into my laptop. I have a OCZ vertex 2 50 GB SATA ssd drive. It has a casing, and it does not feel warm at all.

Is it normal for this ssd to be so hot?

Edit: found a post in Crucial user forum that M500 msata is hot at 52c idle, and it is rated at 70c. I wanted my laptop to be cool. So, this ssd defeats the purpose. Are all msata ssd hot like this one?

Last edited by Chris; April 25, 2014 at 08:26 PM.
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