Should I be worried about SSD temperature?

My SSD becomes very hot. It is still below the manufactures limit 85 (after which throtling will occur) but I am a bit worried.
Are you using heatsinks on the SSD’s?

I have two samsung 970 evo plus SSD’s. One is under a heatsink (came with the motherboard) the other is not.

Smart says 81 (and 97!) degrees!
(The second SSD is at 70 degrees)

    === START OF SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning:                   0x00
Temperature:                        81 Celsius
Available Spare:                    100%
Available Spare Threshold:          10%
Percentage Used:                    20%
Data Units Read:                    189.071.209 [96,8 TB]
Data Units Written:                 172.682.932 [88,4 TB]
Host Read Commands:                 280.736.169
Host Write Commands:                277.108.898
Controller Busy Time:               7.362
Power Cycles:                       10
Power On Hours:                     162
Unsafe Shutdowns:                   3
Media and Data Integrity Errors:    0
Error Information Log Entries:      48
Warning  Comp. Temperature Time:    0
Critical Comp. Temperature Time:    0
Temperature Sensor 1:               81 Celsius
Temperature Sensor 2:               97 Celsius

I had temperature issues with the same NVME. I added the cooler below and it is much better.

yeah that’s a bit toasty alright :joy:
I’m also using heatsinks on all the ssd’s

But I have direct airflow over my mainboard from the side. If you airflow is not so good, the option above with fan might be better

You want to make sure that there is plenty of airflow over your SSD. I have fans by all of mine. Storage JM talks about heat and SSDs a little in this video clip. https://youtu.be/n-QrzdXEtzE?t=1009

Temp problem solved here, add an 140mm fan (nvmes already with heatsink`s).
Numbers gone from 70 to 49.