Is it just me ? Noisy Unit (Update: 3rd unit still noisy)


#1

I’ve been through two units now.  The first was somewhat noisy.  You could hear the fan from about 5 feet away.  The noise is mostly the fan vibrating the case.  Of course if the HD spins up…then it’s louder.

Now the latest unit I got, is even worse.  I can hear the fan from 10 feet away as it vibrates the case.   This one is as loud as a single fan Desktop with a noisy HD.  (Thank God for NewEgg and their return policy)

If it wasn’t under warranty, I’d rip the case off and do things right.  So far, the noise is a deal breaker and the WD Hub’s Achillies Heel.  I really like the unit, great features, but I hate the noise.

Does anyone have a fairly quiet “Hub” ?    Is there hope ?


#2

Yep; I can barely hear anything even if I put my ear next to it.


#3

I can second that, there is no noise coming from the unit.  Can’t hear anything unless you turn the unit upside down and then you can barley hear the fan.


#4

Thanks Guys, that is good to hear.  I sent the second unit back and going to try a third.  Both units had the 2.xx.xx firmware


#5

Mine makes noise but I only hear it when there is nothing playing so I haven’t bothered to return it. I do think it is louder than it should be though.


#6

Had to check if my fan was working, I couldn’t hear anything at all… btw my fan is working :smileyvery-happy:


#7

I must be the most unlucky person here (glad I’m not in Las Vegas).  Anyway, third unit now…same as the second for noise.  I should have kept the 1st one, because it was bearable.

The best way to describe the noise is it is like a small room heater with the blower running on low.   Very annoying, sort of a buzzing sound.  I now think it might be the hard drive too, since it doesn’t seem to ever quit spinning.   What I can’t understand is why this makes so much noise.  My external 3.5 drive (Seagate) is plenty quiet.

Should I keep it anyway ?   Or wait and get a AC Ryan ?


#8

Wow. I guess it’s possible that you’re uber-sensitive to the pitch or something. The Scorpio drive inside has a reputation for being EXTREMELY quiet, so I doubt thats what you’re hearing.

Or maybe your supplier is furnishing units from the same lot that have irregular fans. Go to a local store and ask them to plug one in so you can hear it.


#9

Just thought of something. Maybe your case has a resonant vibration. Try putting something weighty on it, like a can of veggies.