I built a computer about a year ago and installed a WD Black 1TB drive as my primary drive. When I **bleep** noises and clunking noises which I recognized as the ‘click of death.’ The drive stopped being recognized in my computer and I had to RMA the drive.
Upon recieving a new drive, it made the same insane rapid clicking noise once I began to install Windows (same OS). Eventually the drive started making a different kind of clunking noise than the previous drive, but also eventually become unrecognized and stopped functioning. I RMAed the drive.
I now have another WD Black 1TB drive as my primary drive. It is making rapid, erratic clicking noises. I don’t know if I should expect it to **bleep** noise so long as it is benign. Is there anything that could be happening with these drives? The problems appeared to be different as noticed in the sounds the first two drives made. I install the drives very delicately and make certain that there could not be any physical problem with them.