CCTV, any need for cooling on NVMe memory?

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My HP EliteDesk SFF W10 BI manages 6 cameras ( perhaps 2 more added later this year) has CPU load often less then 15% (thanks to me overcoming HP's grip on my Intel graphic driver install process).
I seem to remember adding a thermal conductive pad between the NVMe and the mobo, all sorted then, no need for cooling fins?

Then a wide general question, how important is the need to add cooling to NVMe SSD generally on a desktop PC that's not used for gaming?
 

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Its not needed unless you are hammering the drive in an Enterprise role. So long as you have normal air flow through the case with the built-in fan(s) you are good.
 

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You don't normally put a thermal pad on the side facing the motherboard.

High-end NVMe SSDs, particularly those using pci express 4.0, should probably have a heatsink on them, but should still work without one especially if you aren't writing full speed for very long.
 

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Watch out, because you might make it worse by cooling it too much (Yes, really)

The flash needs to run HOT, only the controller needs the heatsink. Putting a heatsink on the flash can actually degrade performance
 
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