I’m building a new PC and bought an ASRock B365 Pro4 and WDS250G2X0C (the small WD Black that comes without heat spreader. Now this motherboard has its own heat spreader over one of its 2 M.2 slots that they call “M.2 Armor” and I’m wondering if I should put the SSD under that or use the “open air” slot instead.
The motherboard heat spreader is made from aluminum and has some sort of rubber as contact material. The WD NVMe has a sticker on top though, so it was probably not designed to be used with an external heat sink. Yet I’m wondering what’s the better option in terms of longevity and or performance.
Thanks in advance!
P.S. Both slots are PCIe3 x4.