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    ✅ Fact Checked
    Updated on October 6, 2022
    John Chad, Bachelor Computer Science Degree & Computer Engineering.
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    John Chad, Bachelor Degree in Computer Science & Computer Engineering.
    Russel Collins
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    Russel Collins
    John is a certified IT & Computer Engineer with a Bachelors Degree. He has worked for a International Insurance Company in the IT department before deciding to become a full time blogger to help his readers. Holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

    This question along with many others are quite common, we will do our best to answer this and many other similar questions in this article which should ease your mind regarding possible data loss or your SSD going faulty due to overheating, it’s not a reason for concern since Solid State Drives don’t really reach high temperatures due to the way they work.

    Do SSDs Get Hot?

    Unlike HDDs, Solid State Drives aren’t likely to reach high temperatures, they do not need to be cooled down or have their temperature monitored in any way. This is because SSDs do not use a spinning disk, which causes friction and heat when it rotates with the platters of data on it. Instead, SSDs use flash memory cells that are constantly electronically refreshed by an integrated circuit without any mechanical movement taking place inside them at all! That’s one of the many advantages it has over HDDs, which is why SSDs are becoming more and more popular.

    So, do not worry about your SSD overheating and causing any damage to your data, it’s a very safe storage medium that will last you for many years!

    Do SSDs need cooling?

    No, SSDs do not need cooling as they do not generate heat like HDDs. Flash-memory-based storage devices don’t require active cooling because no moving parts are involved in their operation, which eliminates the possibility of a mechanical failure that could cause data loss.

    If you’re still concerned about your SSD’s temperature, you can use software to monitor it and make sure it stays within safe levels. However, unless you’re running an overclocked system or doing something else that would produce excess heat, there’s really no need to worry about your SSD overheating.

    How hot is too hot for an SSD?

    SSDs do not require active cooling and they do not reach high temperatures as HDDs do, but if your device is running extremely hot there’s a chance it might be failing or encountering problems. We would recommend getting 1 or 2 extra case fans if that’s the case, if you already have case fans then this could be an issue with your specific device, in that case, we recommend contacting its manufacturer for further assistance. They should know best what to do about any issues regarding overheating as well as other possible hardware failures that are related to other aspects of their devices’ performance.

    Can SSD be damaged by heat?

    They can, once they reach over 70º Celsius, the device itself will start to slow down to reduce the heat, this is an internal security system that most manufacturers implemented, however, if it goes higher than 70ºC or stays around that temperature for extended periods of time it can even start losing data.

    Do SSD or HDD get hotter?

    HDDs definitely get hotter, they have moving parts, so they do need to be cooled down in order not to damage the internal components. A lot of people are concerned about their Solid State Drives getting too hot as well but this is something you do not need to worry about with Solid State Drives because there are no spinning platters involved, they should only reach high temperatures if you live in extremely hot weather or have a faulty device!

    If you have any more questions about this subject, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below and we will do our best to answer it as soon as possible! Thank you for reading.