I am getting some sound on the drive - this the SMART status, can you tell me if everything ok ?
WDC WD20EADS-00R6B0 [Deleted]
|01||Raw Read Error Rate||51||200||200||0||OK: Value is normal|
|03||Spinup Time||21||168||136||8583||OK: Value is normal|
|04||Start/Stop Count||0||99||99||1499||OK: Always passes|
|05||Reallocated Sector Count||140||200||200||0||OK: Value is normal|
|07||Seek Error Rate||0||100||253||0||OK: Always passes|
|09||Power-On Time Count||0||96||96||3443||OK: Always passes|
|0A||Spinup Retry Count||0||100||100||0||OK: Always passes|
|0B||Calibration Retry Count||0||100||253||0||OK: Always passes|
|0C||Power Cycle Count||0||100||100||53||OK: Always passes|
|C0||Power-Off Retract Count||0||200||200||26||OK: Always passes|
|C1||Load/Unload Cycle Count||0||148||148||157209||OK: Always passes|
|C2||Temperature||0||118||84||34||OK: Always passes|
|C4||Reallocation Event Count||0||200||200||0||OK: Always passes|
|C5||Current Pending Sector Count||0||198||198||844||OK: Always passes|
|C6||Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count||0||200||200||40||OK: Always passes|
|C7||Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate||0||200||200||0||OK: Always passes|
|C8||Write Error Rate||0||177||177||4768||OK: Always passes|
What type of sound are you getting?
I would be concerned by the high raw numbers for Current Pending Sector Count, Offline Uncorrectable Sector Count, and Write Error Rate. I suggest you backup frequently and don’t trust this drive with your important data.
The Load/Unload Cycle Count is also very high. It is suggesting that the drive is parking its heads every minute or so.
3443 hours / 157209 counts = 1.31 minutes
You may want to consider applying WD’s wdidle utility to reduce the autoparking frequency. I’d see whether other people have been successful before trying it, though.
clicking sound. I am going to play safe and send it for RMA. this is the 2nd time DRIVE B is making funny sounds on my My book world edition 2x2TB.
I have sent two WD drives back to Newegg for same issue, albeit a different drive WD10EALX. Awaiting my second replacement. I suggest rma your drive as that sound is not normal. Also, be careful applying any utility to the drive unless it is specifically meant for it as it may void your warranty. If your out of warranty then give it a shot.