Single click/cling sound at windows shutdown


Few days back I bought a wd my passport 5tb ext hdd.

I am noticing a single click/cling sound at windows shutdown.

I have not noticed this kind of sound from my other 1tb ext hdds. They sound like soft creaking noise.

The hdd works fine. Crystal disk mark shows ok.

Is this head parking sound? Will it make problem in long run (after 3-4yrs)?

Is it because this 5tb hdd has 5 platters/10heads?


Please refer to the following KB article: WD hard drive makes a repeated clicking sound