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Ask the Experts Question: Can I remove the heat sink on the Corsair Force MP600 SSD?

Can I remove the heat sink on the Corsair Force MP600 SSD?

Simon wants to know about removing the heat sink off a Corsair MP600 SSD

Question by Simon from Australia | Answered by Tyler Bernath in Storage from Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:35 CDT

Hey ATE,

I purchased the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E motherboard along with a Corsair Force MP600 SSD.

I just realized upon installing my motherboard that it comes with passive cooling for the M.2 slots. I am now wondering if the large heat sink on the MP600 can be removed so it will fit in my motherboard. Would greatly appreciate any input on this?

Thanks!

Hi Simon,

I'm not 100% familiar with the Corsair MP600 myself, but in gathering information, I did note several reviews where the heat sink was removed for testing. I would go out on a limb and say the drive likely has a set of screws mounting the heat sink from behind and no further adhesive is used to hold the two together.

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That said, I would look around the drive to make sure there isn't a warranty void sticker before removing the heat sink. If you do decide to remove the heat sink, your drive should then be a familiar 2280 m.2 solution and should fit with ease into your X570 motherboard.

You may also want to do your own research first if it is a good idea to even remove the heat sink, as it is likely there for a reason and heat could become an issue and might decrease the life of the drive.

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