WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue - Idle noise?


#1

I have two WD5000AAKS drives and when they are connected and idle they make noises like the are perminantly seeking/reading/writing data. As soon as I do something with them, SMART test, copy files etc they behave normally again. Is this normal?

Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1A0

FW: 05.01D05

Can’t find anything in the knowledge base, FAQ or downloads.


#2

nope thats not normal

i think something is wrong with the drive

try it in another diferent setup and see how behaves


#3

Didn’t think so. I’ve emailed WD support.

I’ve read some horror story reviews on these drives now so I’m more concerned about the lifespan of them.

I can reproduce the issue just by powering the drive up (no data cable connected) so it’s not the setup…