I just bought brand new WD Red 2TB. I had no problems with HDD recognition after it installation. Also all programs are showing 100% SMART for it. But I can hear heads working. The higher is the load on HHD - the more often heads crackling. My previous HDD from other vendor was quite noisy but it never crackled. And brand new WD Red doing this. Should I request for RMA or it’s normal situation?
Upd. I just ran it through HD Tune benchmark. Is it ok result for brand new HDD? I will not even talk about crackle that accompanied it. It’s with working torrent on just 2 Mb/s.
This without torrent.