WD Red Prod 18 TB - Is this a normal noise


I just bought a WD Red Pro 18TB, every 15 minutes there is a strong vibration.
Note that Windows power management is configured to never put drives into sleep mode.
Attached is an audio sample, the noise begins at the 13th second.

I am curious to know what is the cause: S.M.A.R.T check, Head parking, … and is there a way to reduce the occurrences (HDPARM maybe, I don’t know enough to know if it’s safe)

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Thanks for the help.

Hi @Nikozen,

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