Here's a picture. There is a metal plate that fits over the drive and back motherboard, then the back of the computer fits on top of that. The metal plate only has a little bit of clearance for the drive, small enough that only the smallest heat sinks fit.
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I replaced the hard drive in my HP Envy All-In-One 24qe with a new Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB drive. The drive works fine for most operations, but when I install Magician and run the performance test, I get a blue screen with WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. The temps get over 65 when this happens. If I blow a fan on the drive while running the test, the test succeeds, and temps stay in the high 40s. Without a fan, it fails on first test. With a fan, it succeeded 3 times in a row (did not fail). This is for an All In One computer, so I can't install a fan or a large heat sink on the drive. A small heat sink seemed to help survive the test a little longer. I am on the latest firmware, 2B2QEXM7, and using the Microsoft NVMe Driver. I just noticed that there is a Samsung driver, which I will install now. Ignoring this feels like a bad idea, because even though it seems to work fine regularly, it could fail at any time. Questions - Shouldn't the drive throttle itself before it starts producing errors? Is this a hardware error with the drive? If the driver doesn't clear up the problem, what are my next steps? Is there a way to manually throttle the drive so it doesn't get so hot? Thanks in advance for any ideas.
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