I bought a new 2T drive, cloned my old 500GB WD black and every time a new drive accesses anything, it makes a lot of noise. I checked its health, it passed both tests including extensive one. I’m not comfortable with so much grinding noise coming from a hard drive. Is it expected?
I bought this drive from Amazon and I guess I still can return or exchange it.
Average reading speed for it ~140MB/s
Access time is 13ms
My old 500G Caviar Black ( WD5002AALX ) bought in 2011 has an average reading speed of ~100MB/s and access time of 16ms but it is very quiet compared to this new monster.