WD5000LPVT-80G33T2 Excessive Noise Parking Heads?

This drive has 293 power on hours and I can hear it parking the heads when sitting idle and its totaling the count of 17882 load unload count.  This came new with the laptop, works fine… some say this is a concern some say i isnt.  What do you all think ?


There are many variables that could amount to a drive emitting unusual sounds when powered on. To test our drives health, we have our Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows (WinDLG) utility, and Mac users can of course use Disk Utility and First Aid. For information on how to use the WinDLG utility, please view the information provided by the following link.

How to tell if the noise or sound the drive is making is normal


How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows