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M4 SATA HAT - High Temperature

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:42 pm
by LeMa
Hey
What is the heat sink temperature on the marvell 88se9215 chip in M4 SATA HAT? I have about 60 degrees with no disks connected.

Re: M4 SATA HAT - High Temperature

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:15 am
by grm
Mine gets hot too, i have installed a small fan on top of it. BTW how do you mesure the temperature of the marvel chip?

Re: M4 SATA HAT - High Temperature

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:47 am
by LeMa
I also have this heat sink on but without a fan. I measured the temperature on the heat sink with a multimeter and a thermocouple.

Re: M4 SATA HAT - High Temperature

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:22 am
by fiyascoricardo
LeMa wrote:
Hey
What is the heat sink temperature on the marvell 88se9215 chip in M4 SATA HAT? I have about 60 degrees with no disks connected auto clicker word unscrambler jumble solver.

i have installed a small fan on top of it

Re: M4 SATA HAT - High Temperature

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:09 pm
by xarox
Same issue here. I don't have the possibility to measure the temperature, but touching the heatsink for more than 5 seconds hurts. This behaviour is the same wether or not a disk is connected.

Using Armbian Buster Desktop with 4.4 Kernel.

I really don't want to install an additional fan. Are these temperatures normal?

Re: M4 SATA HAT - High Temperature

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:30 pm
by mmriech
I'm also wondering whether the extreme development of heat is an expected feature. I did not measure it but I can confirm that touching the dispenser for several seconds hurts. And there does not seem to be a difference between an idling SATA-hat without any HDD being connected and one that has (in my case) two disks connected while transferring data.

What I did is measuring the power consumption of the system:

Powered by USB-C with SATA-hat attached: 5,8W
Powered by USB-C no SATA-hat attached: 3,0W
(Powered by 12V and SATA-hat attached: 4,5W)

Setup was: NanoPi M4V2 using Armbian with legacy kernel and no disk attached to the SATA-hat.
It looks like the SATA-chip consumes almost the same amount of energy like the whole NanoPi. Does anybody know whether this is the expected behaviour?

Re: M4 SATA HAT - High Temperature

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:08 pm
by Trupik
SATA HAT using Marvell 88SE9215 Chipset. In datasheet is info about power consumption up to 1W...
But SATA HAT (without drives) consume much more. I think - something is wrong in HAT design... :cry:
I need to add small fan too :cry:

Is here some way, how to drive this fan speed to make them:
* less noisy
* less power consumption while SATA HAT is "cold"?

Re: M4 SATA HAT - High Temperature

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:50 pm
by igorp
Trupik wrote:
SATA HAT using Marvell 88SE9215 Chipset. In datasheet is info about power consumption up to 1W...
But SATA HAT (without drives) consume much more. I think - something is wrong in HAT design... :cry:
I need to add small fan too :cry:

Is here some way, how to drive this fan speed to make them:
* less noisy
* less power consumption while SATA HAT is "cold"?


I measured 64° on mPCI based card with the same chip with a (large) heat sink:
https://forum.armbian.com/topic/4845-ma ... i-sata-30/