I recently had to send back my new Thailand made retail mycloud drive due to the static ip defect which renders the unit unusable if the static ip is inputted incorrectly. A replacement drive I received was Malaysian in origin, and it was noticeably very loud compared to my Thailand retail drive. I think there might be different drives used in units made in different regions. At least, that’s my theory.
I’ve only seen two other threads on this forum about a noisy mycloud drive, but comparing my two drives side by side, I cannot even hear the Thailand drive spinning from across the room, and putting my ear up to it is the only way to barely hear the drive when it is reading/writing.
The Malaysian made drive has a higher pitched louder spinning platter-at-idle tone, and reading and writing noise is much more “crunchy” if you will. I can hear the drive reading/writing clearly in a quiet room from 10ft away. The Thailand drive is essentially silent during read/write. Has anyone else noticed this difference between units? You would need to have both side by side to compare, like I did, but it’s very obvious.