I have 2 different sets of WD Gold hard drives. The first set consists of 4 - 2TB drives and the 2nd set are 4 - 4TB drives. They were all new as of 11/16.
The 2TB drives are not in service right now. All of the drives are or were in a Dell T130 connected to a Dell PERC9 H330 Raid Controller.
So, here is the situation. The drive or drives (can’t tell which) clunk every 3 to 4 seconds. It is a quick disk access. It doesn’t sound like a mechanical issue at all. The drives pass both Dell’s PERC9 hardware diagnostics and WD’s Data Lifeguard diagnostics.
I am not really sure if this is normal or not given that both the 2TB drives and the 4TB drives both do it but I’m concerned about it.
I have seen other postings on the net that this issue may be related to some sort of power management setting but I am not sure where that setting would be. I checked the physical drive power management settings in the Bios and the settings are set to off. I checked Windows 2016 power management and the hard drive activity time out is set to never.
I have a couple of small 30 second videos that I took of the sound but I don’t know how to upload them. The editor where you create a post doesn’t support mov files.
Anyone have any ideas?