Good morning all,
I have just purchased my first NAS and I am using 2 X 4TB WD Red (standard version, not the Pro model) drives within it. Maybe I have become a little too accustomed to the relative silence of SSD drives over the years as the noise from the WD Red drives I have seems a little louder than I was expecting. The router and NAS is located in the bedroom so if any read / write activity is taking place during the night, the noise from the drives is quite audible.
I have taken a video to demonstrate the noise I am referring to. The video is a fresh power on of the NAS and you should be able the hear the noise I am referring to from the 20 second mark onwards. I also recorded the noise level during a file transfer from my laptop to the NAS?
Is the noise level normal or have I been sent two drives that resemble a couple of dot matrix printers
Cheers in advance