Hi, I have a brand new Black WD1001FALS drive running in a Windows 7 machine. The disk is a secondary drive. I’ve noticed that when the drive is idle it makes a short double click sound every 5-6 seconds.
I’ve seen a similar issue reported on the forum so I’ve tried the advice of removing the data cable and powering up the drive with just power, this stops the clicking, until the data cable is reattached. I tried four different SATA cables and the clicking remains, and different SATA ports on the motherboard. Also triple checked the bios settings.
This doesn’t sound normal to me, but maybe it is. Any advice would be appreciated.