Hard Drive Sounds - explained

Hard Drive Sounds - explained

What Can I Do When My Hard Drive Makes Unusual Noises?

Western Digital - How To Tell If The Noise or Sound An Internal Drive Makes is Normal.

Western Digital - WD hard drive makes a repeated clicking sound (Answer ID 197).

Western Digital Hard Drive Normal Sounds.
Whirring noise during drive spin-up when the computer is starting up, waking from sleep, or the drive is transitioning from idle to full speed to resume normal operation
Occasional drive clicks occurring at 4 or 5 second intervals, and the drive is functioning normally and passes diagnostics
Occasional clicks during data access
Hard clicks during a head park operation (shutdown or sleep mode)

Normal hard drives make noises they are not silent. The question is how loud is a normal hard drive? See DataCent (Failing hard drive sounds) http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

To Troubleshoot the hard drive goto
Western Digital - How To Tell If The Noise or Sound An Internal Drive Makes is Normal.

Skip down to Step 3. - Try the drive in a new location

Install the noisy hard drive into another computer if the problem presists (RMA the hard drive).
Install the noisy hard drive into a usb external hard drive dock if the problem presists (RMA the hard drive)
Place the noisy hard drive on a secure surface connnect the data and power connectors and power up the computer.
If the problem presists (RMA the hard drive).

If the noise problem went away or to minimize normal hard drive sounds see the following links.

Sound Proof Your Hard Drive

HDD Silencers
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g7/c113/list/p1/Sound_Dampening-HDD_Silencers.html

Himuro Aluminium 3.5in Hard Disk Drive Cooler
https://www.quietpc.com/himuro

HDD Silencers

Hard Disk Drive Anti-Vibration Screw Kit (4 Pack)

Defragment Hard drive
normal-hard-drive-clicking-sounds
http://harddriveclicking.net/hard-drive-clicking/normal-hard-drive-clicking-sounds

NotaCanada

Here is some additional Information

WD Black Spec Sheet (36dB Average on Seek) (30db Idle)
https://www.wdc.com/content/dam/wdc/website/downloadable_assets/eng/spec_data_sheet/2879-771434.pdf

WD Gold Spec Sheet (36dB Average on Seek) (30db Idle) 6TB Hard drive

WD Blue Spec Sheet (28dB Average on Seek) (25db Idle)
https://www.wdc.com/content/dam/wdc/website/downloadable_assets/eng/spec_data_sheet/2879-771436.pdf

NotaCanada

Stop powering your hard drive, you don’t want any platter damage and that sounds shows head/arm of your hard drive is bad. If you will need to get your data back you need to contact professional data recovery company.

If your data is not important then check for your warranty for free HDD replacement.

Hi: Jerry1987

I am guessing that you replied to the wrong thread.

NotaCanada