I have own two My Book Essential drives and now own one My Book Elite. They were all purchased at the store the same week (two from Staples and one from Best Buy)
I noticed that when running the Diagnostic - Quick DRIVE Test in WD Smartware I get a light clicking noise until the test gets to about 10%. Does anybody else notice this? I assume it is part of the test and is normal. The Elite and 1 Essential sound exactly the same. The other Essential edition does a softer click during the same test.
The drives are dead near silent during normal operation. Is the Quick DRIVE Test causing this noise or is there something wrong with my drives?
BTW, the test passes fine.