Why does this exist on AliExpress???

There is some WEIRD tech on AliExpress, and this M.2 to PCI-e riser/adapter is no exception. But… can it actually back up it's claims of improved performance and stability?

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32 Comments

Andrew N.

They used the Shizuku Edition Crystaldiskmark for their screenshots, mega based

    sub68

    Was looking for this comment

    Abdesslam Benbada

    The only correct edition

    Intervención

    Word. All hail Shizuku.

    Ceil Yurie

    Thanks for tellign me how they got the Waifu Edition of it. Any other Waifu edition software?

    Andrew N.

    @Ceil Yurie Other than more themes for Crystaldiskmark, there’s probably some obscure fan made stuff for other software that I have no knowledge of.

Laurens Bolle

I have one for my ivybridge system that doesn’t have an NVME slot but it DOES support NVME over PCIe. So it just works but I can’t install windows on it. I can however use it as a second drive for my games. Strange that they don’t mention this?

    artur k

    On point.

    [F?СК МЕ] ТАP 0N MY Р1С

    Hi guys

    BarryTGash

    Watch the video. It’s highlighting the bogus marketing claim about ‘matrix dissipation holes’. We can see it’s just a PCIe card but it’s being marketed, and presumably priced, as something more – if they just listed it as a PCIe card for an NVME drive it’d be fine and not news worthy.

Rory McCrossan

You mean speed holes don’t do anything? But Homer Simpson said…

Павел Брувер

Adapters like this are used in my haswell/broadwell systems (for system nvme)

A Solid Opinion

“Man, that curry is doing a number on my Matrix Dissipation Hole”.

your average cultured human

These adapters aren’t used for cooling. They are used for adding an extra m.2 slot to your motherboard.

    CaptCapitalist

    Exactly

    zodiacfml

    LTT just to create drama. actually the product is a good idea for expanding NVME m.2 storage.

    Gellis12

    The manufacturers advertise all of those plated through-holes as a cooling feature for the ssd though. You can get similar adapters without them, and they work just as well.

FYES Labs

“That’s just a normal heatsink”
“No it’s our patented average molecular kinetic energy diffuser for reducing thermal stresses on semiconductor devices”

    Disguised cat

    Its not even complicating simple things, its flat out bogus.

Gizmo

but it would probably help transferring heat from the SSD to the other side of the adapter board, letting you put a heatsink there too.

double heatsink wammy

voteDC

I use a similar one in my PC to add another 500GB drive. I’ve used up all my SATA ports so I had no choice but to go for the second PCI-E slot.

Awesomebread

thank goodness theyre using the anime skin for CrystalDiskMark

Xeon

aliexpress, never fails to disappoint

Matheus Wohl

My takeaway from this is that someone at LMG uses the Shizuku Edition of the CrystalDiskMark and I’m here for it

Oliver Queen

Use it in a closed tower configuration where the holes would be upright & it may help a little through convection, especially if got positive pressure above it from GPU fans, as the heat rises through the holes. ‘Sideways’ like it is on an open flat test bench won’t really allow the holes to help dissipate heat as it wants to rise naturally.

Nima Master

Calling an m.2 drive a “hard disk” should be your red line to pass by it

Mark Jensen

They should actually be hot to reduce wear, it has a substantial negative effect if cooled. But also, you should not get burned when touching them during operation. 40-50degree is optimal.

HappyAlly77

We use these in the workshop to test ssds when we can’t find the USB adaptor baha

Pacífico

You guys should try it on older motherboards, and see if it works!

AwkCrafty

This is like glueing rocks in your computer and expecting their crystal energy will make the PC run cooler.

Rey Walker

if people would just pay a little more attention to the physics teacher in school when they were kids, they wouldn’t be falling for this.

Simón Barrios

Maybe you should try to put a thick enough thermal pad between the SSD and the PCB

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