1TB Storage Expansion Thermal Paste


I’ve recently seen the recommendation of adding thermal pads to your 1TB Storange Expansion Card to help with it overheating. Following this logic, would some spare leftover thermal paste do the job just as well? Is there anything I need to consider before applying thermal paste to my expansion card?

Thank you.

It’s probably best not to use thermal paste. There’s a significant gap to fill, you really need a 1.5mm thermal pad. Gooping thermal paste to fill a 1.5mm gap won’t work very well…

Fortunately such pads are cheap and they’re very easy to apply.