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New WD Black (4 TB) HDD clicking every 5 seconds - is this normal?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just got a new 4 TB WD Black & installed in it my PC. when I first turned on the PC i noticed that it was making a bit of noise while windows was starting, and since booting it's been making a small (pretty quiet, much quieter than my mechanical keyboard) "click" sound almost exactly every 5 seconds. My WD Green that I've had for years (and is still in the pc) never made these noises. Is this normal for WD Blacks? Or should I try to return it before it's too late? Btw it's been happening since before I even initialized the HDD.
Also, if anyone has any recommended HDD testing software, please let me know. 


Thanks in advance for the help!

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3 minutes ago, Mitchell77 said:

My WD Green that I've had for years (and is still in the pc) never made these noises.

Blacks are not meant for quietness. Greens are. "Like a midgit with a jack hammer" (I've got two of em 😂)

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I've also got a 2TB WD Black for storage. When it's in use or needs to spin up it's definitely noticeable.

Solution? Turn up the tunes!

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