Question NVME M.2 drive noises? (Samsung 970 Evo 500gb)

Molda_22

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Hi, i have a new build and i decided to pick one NVME M.2 drive (samsung 970 evo 500 gb) and what surprised me is how loud it is when its used (by program, by browsing, by game etc). it is making screeching noises almost like standard HDD do when they write or read data (even though NVME drives shouldnt have any moving parts if i am correct). It is not extremely loud, and if wearing headset i will not hear it, but its very annoying and for me unexpected. The problem is i decided to have it as my OS drive so if i decided to return it or get another standart sata SSD i would have to start from scratch with almost everything.
Is it normal for NVME drives? does only some make that noise? Or is it damaged? thanks
 
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Solidjake

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I have two Samsung Evo's and there is no noise coming from them. I really doubt any noise will come from an NVME unless it is not plugged in fully or something. Which video card do you have? It might be possible that there is coil whine on the GPU or a case fan/PSU fan is making the noise.
 

USAFRet

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this is the exact same sound that I got from my new computer, I was very worried and disappointed until I see that video and its comments, it seems is normal for SSD's
Of the 7 SSD's in my main system, and the other half dozen in other systems in the house...exactly none of them make any sound.
No sound that I can detect, anyway.
 

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