Caviar Black Noise Tags: Hard Drives Caviar Storage Last response: December 23, 2012 7:11 PM in Storage Share halfblazed December 23, 2012 6:27:59 PM Up until recently I have had good luck with HDD. A few months ago my SeaGate Barracuda completely sh*t the bed (died) so I replaced it with a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB drive. The drive ran great for a few months but now I can hear it making noise already. I only have Steam games on this drive and I rarely move anything around on it. It basically just loads and saves games. Is there anything I can do at this point in time to remedy the noise I am hearing? Is this an indication that the drive is failing? Does the orientation of the drive matter? I have it mounted vertical rather than horizontal. I have posted a picture below. The drive didn't make any noise (as far as I could tell) before it was mounted in this fashion. I've put my hand on it after regular use and it doesn't seem to be really hot. Uploaded with ImageShack.us More about : caviar black noise DarkSable a b G Storage December 23, 2012 6:50:50 PM What sort of clicking is it doing? There's a good chance it's just normal read/write cycles. (Also, side note, what case is that? If I ever decide to go back to non-SFF computers, that looks like it has some very nice features.) halfblazed December 23, 2012 7:11:21 PM DarkSable said:What sort of clicking is it doing? There's a good chance it's just normal read/write cycles. (Also, side note, what case is that? If I ever decide to go back to non-SFF computers, that looks like it has some very nice features.) Its difficult to say, it only really does it when it starts loading a game. I'm only concerned because I'm hearing it all of the sudden and I don't recall it making any noise before it was in its current orientation. The case is CaseLabs Merlin SM8 or as I call it "My Smate." Heres a Link to my Merlin SM8 thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/281251-29-caselabs-me... Its a fantastic case. CaseLabs is unrivaled when it comes to enthusiast PC cases. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Do I need to worry about noise from WD Black Caviar 1TB OEM drive ? Forum Caviar black "ticking" noise Forum WD Caviar Black Noise level? Forum What's up with the Caviar Black ? Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rlin-build Forum Western Digital Caviar Black Rattling, PLEASE HELP Forum How loud is Caviar black ? Forum Seagate Barracuda vs WD Caviar Black Forum WD caviar black VS RE4? Forum WD Caviar Black vs Barracuda 7200.12 Forum WD Caviar Black How to ? Forum EcoGreen F4 2TB vs WD Caviar Black 1TB Forum Western Digital caviar green/ black 2TB for External? Forum Caviar Blue vs Green vs Black Forum WD Caviar Blue and Black Forum Western Digital Caviar Black Benchmarking / Running Hot Forum Need up to date SSD advice. Forum My computer makes a loud buzzing noise, could it be the Hard Drive? Forum Hard drive grinding noise. Forum I7 3770k - ASrock Extreme 4 - WD Caviar Green 3tb minor lags Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !