WD1002FAEX Seek Noise


I recently bought a WD Black (WD1002FAEX) and the seek noise seems to be much higher than I expected. I am left wondering if my drive is defective – the other drives I have seen and my friends 2002FAEX are not nearly as loud.

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Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV22nCI6eHY

Does anybody have any idea what is going on? The noise seems louder in real life than in the video, and it happens a lot while idle too (indexing disabled and no AV)

Hi you can run WD data lifeguard tools to check the drive and see if it is ok.