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Is my new WD Black Edition Normal???

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April 17, 2012 11:26:16 AM

I have recently built a new computer with Intel core i7 3930k and for storage have bought WD Caviar Black Edition Model WD1002FAEX (SATA 6 GBps and 64 MB Cache). The Hard Disk makes strange noises when reading data, some mild grinding kind of noises. I have searched the net and have got mixed reviews from people where majority say WD Black editions to be noisy. Can any other Black Edition user comment???

I also tested my HDD with hdtune and following are the results:
ARE THE RESULTS NORMAL AS WELL?







Heres a video showing the noise:

http://youtu.be/3QE4tKciaik

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April 17, 2012 3:02:02 PM

If it's making grinding noises then you want to check it out mate.

Download and run "Seatools". It's a Seagate piece of software but it can check any brand of hard drive. It will check to see if there is anything wrong with it.

Good luck!
April 20, 2012 2:54:29 PM

Guyz please help !!!
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April 20, 2012 3:54:03 PM

tomatthe said:
Those speeds look fine, no one can tell you anything off a sound you are describing. If you want to know if the drive is bad download WD's tool to test their drive.

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=613...


The tests are all clear from WD Diagnostics available at their site.
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