WD 3 TB Disk - Click every minute

Just got this drive. Every minute or so I hear a clicking noise. The drive seems to be working but I’m nervous it will break in the future because of it. Should I return it?


Hello and welcome to the WD community.

A clicking sound on a internal drive is not normal, but just to make sure that the drive is working properly check the drive for errors.

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It’s a Black drive, but is it possible that it is aggressively autoparking during idle periods? I would examine the raw values of the Power On Hours and Load/Unload Cycle Counts in CrystalDiskInfo.