Werid sound Caviar Black


Since a couple of days my WD Caviar Black 2 TB has started to make a repetitive, clicking sound, every few seconds,  as if it’s writing away data though that’s not the case.

I only have the drive for 4 months. It is not my system drive and I only use it for storage. There’s currently 20 Gb on it.

The noise is still there even when the drive is completely idle.

I put a video online => https://vimeo.com/121362214

In the video the hard drive is still attached to the drive bay, but the sound is still there when I remove the drive bay

I have a very quiet pc and this sound is the only one I hear. It’s very irritating and driving me mad. It sounds actually worse when the drive is in the case because it seems to give a loud vibration.

I used diagnostic tools (HD Tune and WD tool itself) to check for errors but none were found.

Is this sound normal?  Or is the disk faulty? 

Thanks a lot!


Take a look a this link. Hope it helps.

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

Thanks for your answer. So basically, according to this link, my drive is faulty and should be replaced.


This link should help you then.

How to get an RMA, (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty