WD elements makes some noise, is this normal?

Hello I bought my WD elements 12tb few days ago
All other things are good. Speed, temperature etc
But when it’s working, it makes ticking sounds with unperiodical high pitched noise.

This is the video(sorry for uncomfortable link)

Is this normal for WD elements?

Thank you for reading

Hi @yrano,

Please refer to the following article of How To Tell If The Noise or Sound An Internal Drive Makes is Normal:
https://support-en.wd.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16309

There are a number of different hard drive clicking sounds for different reasons. Some types of clicking noise are due to software or driver issues, some of them due to hardware issues, and sometimes due to mechanical faults of the hard drive.

Most of the time there are 4 probable causes for the clicking noise of a hard drive:

  1. The insufficient power supply is a very common cause of noise in the hard drive. It mostly happens when you have connected multiple devices (including the HDD) to a single port.
  2. Physical depreciation of the hard drive results from either simple issues or damage such as a physical shock or trauma.
  3. A hard drive may be failed due to faulty data cables, or incorrect drivers installed.
  4. A crashed hard drive.

Subsequent fixes people have used to overcome the issue are:

  1. Check whether the hard drive is getting enough power or not. You can do it by plugging the power adapter directly into the power supply.
  2. Replace the data cable with the new one and turn on the drive. Now, if it does not make any noise, then the data cable might be faulty.
  3. In case the drive still makes noises, then there is a high possibility the drive is failing and needs to be replaced.