Temperatures have always played a critical role on storage drives and in recent years we’ve seen it cause drives to fail prematurely and we’ve even seen some SSD performance results change for the worse if components were too hot or too cold. Since temperature is an important thing to keep an eye on we check the idle and load temperatures on all of the drives that we review. To get the idle temperature results we leave the drive sitting on an open air test bench in a room that is 19C. For the load numbers we use IOMeter to write 128KB to the drive sequentially for 20 minutes and record the top temperature.
The Kingston UV400 480GB drive had an idle temperature of 28C.
The Kingston UV400 480GB SSD drive topped out at just 39C when doing 20 minutes of 128KB sequential writes across the entire drive with IOMeter. This is a very impressive load temp!
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