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November 12, 2013 11:54:00 AM

i have a new HDD Western Digital WDC WD10EALX-008EA0
and it's making sound like vibration or tickling sometimes, when i boot up, or surfing internet ..i scanned it and there is no errors, its clean
but the voices is kindda annoying .
can someone help me please?

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November 12, 2013 12:00:35 PM

hard drives are mechanical, meaning that they are always going to make some noise. it's likely to be more noisy when accessing files, like on bootup. also, your computer may be performing background tasks which use the hdd.
You could try to listen to another hdd to see if it makes the same noise, just to see if your hdd is malfunctioning.
the only way to fully remove the noise problem would be to get an ssd
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November 12, 2013 12:09:28 PM

nundydoo said:
hard drives are mechanical, meaning that they are always going to make some noise. it's likely to be more noisy when accessing files, like on bootup. also, your computer may be performing background tasks which use the hdd.
You could try to listen to another hdd to see if it makes the same noise, just to see if your hdd is malfunctioning.
the only way to fully remove the noise problem would be to get an ssd


thank you, the noise is more than normal ..i had another PC was more Quite than this.
but when i build my PC, i think i placed that HDD in the wrong place, and i used only one screwdriver .. it could be the problem?
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November 12, 2013 12:14:01 PM

Is the drive making noise or is it vibration noise? If it's vibration noise, you can use rubber washers around the mounting holes/screws.

This is for a picture reference. You can get them at most computer/electronics shops.

http://www.directron.com/grommet.html
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November 12, 2013 12:17:41 PM

whiteknights said:
nundydoo said:
hard drives are mechanical, meaning that they are always going to make some noise. it's likely to be more noisy when accessing files, like on bootup. also, your computer may be performing background tasks which use the hdd.
You could try to listen to another hdd to see if it makes the same noise, just to see if your hdd is malfunctioning.
the only way to fully remove the noise problem would be to get an ssd


thank you, the noise is more than normal ..i had another PC was more Quite than this.
but when i build my PC, i think i placed that HDD in the wrong place, and i used only one screwdriver .. it could be the problem?

maybe the hdd is vibrating against its cage? or maybe even the case itself if you put it in the wrong place?
you could try to run the pc whist holding the hdd, to see if it still makes that noise. don't do that for too long, though, since it's never a good idea to run your pc like that extensively.


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November 12, 2013 12:49:23 PM

i'm not sure if the sound are coming from the HDD itself, or from the vibration of the Case rubbing the HD and making this sound ..i'll try to know and tell you guys.. but if it were coming from the HDD, i've heard that there are some programs that can reduce the noise by reducing the rotation of the HDD
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