Thermalright’s new M.2 cooler points to a red-hot M.2 future

Readers used to building PCs in the 90s and 2000s will remember the days of some pretty extreme Northbridge coolers. Companies like Thermalright are leaders in aftermarket cooling. Today, M.2 drives are in the same places that Northbridge chipsets used to be, but instead of keeping the memory controller hub cool, these modern heatsinks are designed to keep your M.2 NVMe SSD cool.

Thermalright New HR-09 2280 and HR-09 2280 Pro M.2 Coolers (pass through Tom’s Hardware) designed to cool standard form factor M.2 NVMe SSDs. Their heatpipe design and large surface area are guaranteed to keep your hot M.2 drives running cooler, with less throttling than your motherboard’s integrated coolers or low profile (or aluminum bar) M.2 coolers.