WD external clicks and rumbles


A few weeks ago I bought 2 WD elements 18tb external harddrives from the westerndigital website. When plugging either of them in they start making this sound:

The second drive makes just about the same sequence of noises with 10 clicks and 2 loud rumbles at the end.

Is this something to worry about or is it normal? Anyone else experience the same thing?

Here’s a Crystaldiskinfo pic for one of the drives:

Hi @Arkn600,

Please refer to the article of How To Tell If The Noise or Sound An Internal Drive Makes is Normal:

For more information, please contact the WD Technical Support team for best assistance and troubleshooting: