WD Red Pro NAS Drive - High pitched squeal

I have 6 of these 18 TB drives and one of them has constant high pitched squeal noise. It isn’t very loud but extremely prominent and migraine inducing. It is constant when the drive is awake and occurs in whatever enclosure I put it in. Rubber standoffs don’t help.

I’m not really sure if there is anything I can do but thought I would post here to find out.

Hi @Armchair,

Western Digital Hard Drive Noise: Why Does My Hard Drive Make Noise?

Please contact the WD Technical Support team for the best assistance and troubleshooting:

Had one do the same thing and returned it.

OK, thanks. Just in the process of getting data off it while I’m not in the room :smiley: