German premium PC components manufacturer be quiet! unveiled the MC1, a new PS5-compatible M.2 SSD cooler. Read how easy it is to install this cooling heatsink on a NVMe M.2 SSD on PlayStation 5!
The new cooler by the German manufacturer, known for its premium PC components, is a perfect match needed by savvy gamers who wish to take full advantage of the brand-new PlayStation®5 SSD expansion capabilities. The be quiet! MC1 M.2 SSD cooler is easy to install and is an excellent solution for anyone who wishes to safely expand the console’s storage using the recently unlocked M.2 SSD expansion slot.
M.2 SSD drives can run very hot, which often causes SSD throttling. This could easily be avoided by using M.2 SSDs with a heatsink. be quiet! offers gamers the ideal solution with its MC1 cooler, which is compatible with any single-sided or double-sided 2280 M.2 SSD that does not feature a built-in heatsink.
It is also one of the only M.2 SSD coolers on the market compact enough to perfectly fit inside the expansion slot of the PlayStation®5 and able to cool double-sided SSDs, protecting the memory modules on both sides of the PCB from overheating. The result is much lower and safer SSD temperatures, which translates into trouble-free gaming sessions and an increased lifespan of the drive.
I was impressed by how sturdy the be quiet! MC1 assembly is, and since it’s a case with a lower part and an upper part in which the NVMe M.2 SSD will rest in-between, it natively supports the double-sided 2280 M.2 SSD format. Both the lower and upper parts have thick heat pads that will help dissipate the heat. The upper part has aluminum fins that are in line with the PlayStation 5 exhaust fan to pull the heat outside the console.
I liked that the included screwdriver was magnetic, so the screws were held in place when installing them. This screwdriver is also capable of removing the PS5 heat shield screw with ease. I was curious as to if I needed to remove the M.2 SSD informational sticker over the device, and according to be quiet!, you should not remove it as it doesn’t change the cooling capacities and would most likely void your NVMe SSD warranty.
Keep in mind that only the MC1 unit (BZ002) unit is compatible with the PlayStation 5. The M.2 SSD cooler also comes in a Pro version that is NOT compatible with PS5.
be quiet!’s MC1 Box
Lower cooler part With a SAMSUNG 980 PRO 1TB on it
Installing the top cooler part and the four screws
be quiet!’s MC1 assembly completed
PlayStation 5 M.2 SSD port is accessible
PlayStation 5 M.2 SSD installation complete! Don’t forget to re-install the PS5 heat shield over it since it is actually part of the internal airflow system and will prevent dust from reaching the interior of the console.
The whole installation process took around 20 minutes, and it doesn’t require much more skill than being able to handle a screwdriver.
How to Install be quiet!’s MC1 M.2 SSD cooler 3 minutes Video Guide
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