I built a new computer three weeks ago, and am using the WD10EADS as my primary hard disk for Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.
Basically what happens is, after 10-15 mins of uptime, the HDD will start making a thud noise (more of a louder than average click when the case is open) every 10-20 seconds. It will do this indefinitely, even if I close everything and leave the computer alone for over an hour, it will still be making this single loud thud/click at 10-20 sec intervals when I return. The activity light does not turn on for this activity.
I have tried disabling everything not required by windows, including windows search and indexing, then rebooting, and the problem still occurs.
I found many people mentioning the Intellipark problems with Linux and some Windows software, and thought it sounded similar but I ran the tool to disable it, and the problem has not changed.
I have run CHKDSK and WD’s disk analysis tool (on quick and thorough settings) and both report the drive has no issue.
I’m basically out of ideas! Anyone know what I should do here?