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Read/seek noise getting louder?

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April 24, 2010 9:33:07 PM

I knew from reviews that the HDD I have was a bit noisier to begin with, but it almost seems to have gotten louder. The read/seek noises seem to be more noticeable than they were before.

Does this sound bad, or do you think I'm just imagining things?


It's a 1 TB WD Caviar Black.


EDIT: HDD is still running fine as of January 20, 2013.

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a b G Storage
April 25, 2010 2:13:01 AM

Western digital has test and diagnostics software available for download. Try Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows from this page:
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=613...
I would feel fine if it passed this, unless the noise is very severe. Just keep everything backed up - any HDD is like a ticking bomb tied to your data.
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April 25, 2010 2:39:00 AM

Thanks for the link. Passed the quick diagnostic just fine. I might run the extended one later, but I think I'll just go along with the comments in the reviews and assume it's just a louder HDD than others.
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April 25, 2010 7:18:59 AM

Best answer selected by tsuki2000.
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a b G Storage
April 25, 2010 12:13:53 PM

Thank you :) 
Glad I could help.
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January 20, 2013 1:15:07 AM

:)  I soo happy you helped me also))) :bounce:  :wahoo: 
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January 20, 2013 5:21:43 PM

meowmix44 said:
:)  I soo happy you helped me also))) :bounce:  :wahoo: 



Good to know these old threads help people, instead of turning out like this: http://xkcd.com/979/
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