We all know SSDs are the latest-and-greatest in storage technology.
Massively faster then the older HDD, because there is no physical arm for a servo to move to read the correct data off the drive.
In fact, there is no physical movement at all: It's all Solid-state.
It's even in the name Solid State Drive.
So why when I open a new application, or shut down some process, do I hear the SSD 'grinding', like it used to in the good old HHD days?
I've got great hearing, but I'm pretty sure I can't hear electrons squeezing through narrow tracks, or transistors switching on and off...
EDIT There is definitely no HDD or hybrid drive in the machine.
It's very faint, like the sound when you pass throught the RF anti-theft devices in libraries and stores.
It definitely occurs on data access..