Did they replace the unit? and has the noise gone away?
I am curious because this is the second post I read about noise from an ssd drive online but I guess out of millions of online posts just 2 or 3 people mistakenly hearing a fan and believing the noise was the actual ssd drive is not so bad.
did the shop confirm the noise was the actual ssd and not the external enclosure?
you can easily plug the ssd directly to power cable and hold it up to your ear to be sure, it can be extremely hard to judge when using external enclosures because many have small hidden mechanical cooling fans hidden in the enclosures that can in fact be making this noise and be mistaken for the actual ssd itself.
If you open the case of the ssd drive (that’s not advised cause it will void the warranty) but if you did, you would see nothing but a small circuit board with memory chips soldered onto it, that’s it! No small cooling fan inside, nothing to spin or vibrate can even fit inside the small enclosure with the memory chips, so knowing that it’s easier to understand the noise has to be coming from some place else.
I hope this helps Andrea.