I have purchased 2 new WD 8TB My Book drives from Amazon and right after connecting them I noticed they are much louder than my old WD My Book 5TB.
Using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics I run a QUICK TEST, the result were OK. (both new drives get super loud for several seconds. Much louder than my 10 year old laptop with fan running on full blast.)
I ran an EXTENDED TEST for about 20 hours but then cancelled it because it had still about 70 hours to go. WD claims: “The average test time takes about 1 hour per Terabyte.” https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=940
So is this an indication that have a faulty drive?
I would appreciate it if anyone could listen to these recordings I made and confirm if the noise from 8TB My Book is normal or not.