Troubleshooting apparent dead ssd

DIY edition i5-1135g7 from April with bios 3.7 running Windows 11 with a WD_BLACK SN850 500GB SSD.

This morning I was greeted with no boot device error. I popped in the USB drive that I originally used to install Windows 11 and received stop code MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION.

I do not know what FW the SSD had nor did I ever attempt to upgrade its FW. DOM is 30AUG2021.

Are there any further troubleshooting steps worth attempting before RMA?


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Please follow the steps located in the article located HERE. Western Digital SN850s have a known FW issue that requires an update.