Is the Samsung F3 1TB HD103SJ meant to make this much noise? Tags: Hard Drives Samsung Seagate Storage Last response: April 21, 2010 1:59 PM in Storage Share solidsnake204 March 3, 2010 10:00:30 AM I've very recently returned a Seagate 7200.12 1TB due to it being very noisy. eBuyer confirmed it to be faulty and I asked for a Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB HD103SJ as a replacement. I've got the drive and it's also very noisy, sounds like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J09pWNQPK7U The Samsung is quiter than the Seagate but it's still easily audible over the case fans. Considering this is my 2nd drive in a row that is noisy, is it normal for 1TB drives to be this loud or is this drive faulty too? More about : samsung 1tb hd103sj meant make noise micharus April 21, 2010 1:01:04 PM I have the same Hard Drive (Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB HD103SJ) and mine is also noisy when accessed. It also appears to be a bit slow throwing out the relevant information. It may of course have something to do with the fact that it is mostly used as a storage drive. The fact that is as noisy as it is means that I plan on going to buy another 1 (maybe 2) 1TB+ drives, with the aim of backing up the samsung just in case it is going to turn it's toes up on me. solidsnake204 April 21, 2010 1:59:30 PM Well, using the Samsung diagnostic software, I enabled the acoustic management, is a lot quieter now (Not as fast as before but still very fast). The fact that you aswell have said it's noisy, I would say it's normal for the drive and not failing. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ high pitch noise ? ForumSamsung hd103sj Forum7K1000.D 1TB vs hd103sj ForumSamsung Spinpoint F3 1tb consitent hum/vibration ForumSamsung F3 | New build issue ForumConcerned about my new hard drive [ Samsung Spinpoint F3 ] ForumWestern Digital Blue Cavier or Samsung Spinpoint F3 ForumQuestion about Spinpoint F3 1TB ForumSSD making high pitch noise ? ForumSqealing noise from speakers ForumSamsung Spinpoint F3 2TB Bad Performance or Bad Drive? ForumSeagate 7200.11 1TB going to the dogs? ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumSamsung spinpoint F3, Seagate barracuda, or WD caviar black? ForumSeagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive with Clicking Sound! ForumWD caviar: 1TB black vs 2TB green ForumDoes this exist? ForumOn a TIGHT budget, how much cache? ForumGreat deal on Samsung F3 1TB ForumHow would you do this? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !