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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I recently got a replacement HDD from Wester Digital (it was a WD Caviar Blue 1TB) and since I've been using it, I've noticed that sometimes it makes noises. The closes thing I can describe it to is some kind of grinding. The HDD seems to be working fine the speeds seem as they should be, I've attached a pic. The noise is especially noticeable when running 4K read/write tests. Is this normal?

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Hi!

 

 

The first thing you should do is install CrystalDiskInfo and use it to read the drive's health metrics. If any of the health metrics say something's wrong, post a screenshot here. If they don't, chances are that grinding sound is normal.


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Yeah they vibrate it is fine. Mine was vibrating too so I just tighten the screws. Before I only tighten one side of the screws thinking it was enough and was lazy to open up the other side of the case. Now only the fan is loud (not that loud but audible)

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2 minutes ago, Energycore said:

The first thing you should do is install CrystalDiskInfo and use it to read the drive's health metrics.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Hi!

 

 

The first thing you should do is install CrystalDiskInfo and use it to read the drive's health metrics. If any of the health metrics say something's wrong, post a screenshot here. If they don't, chances are that grinding sound is normal.

Yeah I did that a while ago, everything seems to be fine.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, deXxterlab97 said:

Yeah they vibrate it is fine. Mine was vibrating too so I just tighten the screws. Before I only tighten one side of the screws thinking it was enough and was lazy to open up the other side of the case. Now only the fan is loud (not that loud but audible)

Ok, that makes sense. When I was installing it I didn't make the screws super tight because they didn't all fit very well.

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Hi @Macks!

 

Basically not all sounds from a HDD are signs of a problems with the hard disk, some are absolutely normal and there will be no reason to worry about them, but nonetheless you can upload a recording with the noises if possible so I can hear what is happening exactly. :) Other than that you can take a look at this KB article about drive sounds if you want:

http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=DL7JUQ

 

Also, since you've run a diagnostic test on the drive, can you upload the results so I can take a look? If you want you can run an additional test with our software tool Data Lifeguard Diagnostics just in case, but don't forget to make a backup of your most important data before that so it could be safely secured on another location:

http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=OO9xbs

 

Hope this helps a bit and let me know how it went. :)


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