My WD Blue 2TB 'chirps'. Should I send it back.

Hi there,

I bought a new 2TB WD blue 3.5" internal drive last July.
And for a while now, it’s been ‘chirping’ at me fairly often during the day.
I’ve had a look at the drive using Crystal Disk Info & it shows the drive as green, but I don’t think a good drive should be chirping at me :slight_smile:

Do you think it’s a sign the the drive is on it’s way out?
Should I try to return it before my year’s warranty runs out?

Thanks in advance


Please refer to the following KBA article:


I found a youtube vid of what my drive sounds like:


I will have a go at changing cables around to see if that helps in the meantime.

Maybe the OS writes a timestamp after some time of inactivity of the drive; i.e. the chirp results from heads moving from the parking position to the position of some block(s), block(s) are written, then read and heads are moved back again?