I just purchased a new Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500 GB drive. After getting it installed and running, I noticed it makes an unusual sound for a hard drive. It’s almost like a tapping sound. It still makes the usual hard disk noises, and they are significantly quieter than the tapping noise and my previous hard drive. Just wondering if I should rma this or if it is characteristic of this model of hdd. I provide a link with a recording of the sound. Skip to the 30 sec mark to hear it.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.