Phillip Corcoran said:
Don't take any chances. Contact the supplier to exchange it.
Format the drive to return it to empty state before returning it.
If it contains private information, formatting is not good enough.
I contacted Samsung Support regarding the drive and they suggested me to get it exchanged for a new drive since no prior complaints such were given on the SSD. I contacted the retailer from whom I bought this drive and he said that he will refund me the money. Thanks a ton for the help