I purchased a 1Tb Gold series HD drive. It works correctly and is not very noisy, except when turning off the PC, where the heads are first parked and then a long noise similar to a braking that lasts between 3 to 4 seconds.
The noise is similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpsdrIa4wjM
It seemed over the top and never seen before by me, so I requested RMA. The new one makes the same noise and I have replaced it with a higher model from the Ultrastar Series, but the same thing happens to me!
To make sure of the problem, I connect and disconnect the power without plugging in the SATA cable, and the same result.
I have passed the Crystal and the Lifeguard and everything is OK, both the Smart and tests and performance.
Am I to assume this is a ‘by design’ effect? I do not think it is a failure of a game, since they are of two different models.
Is it a fault that could damage the unit in the future?
Has it happened to someone else?
Or is it a magnetic braking of the helium-filled units?
Greetings and thanks.