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My F3 drive clicks when it seeks and it's pretty loud so i think that's normal. it's been like that since I bought it.
    
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My F3 drive clicks when it seeks and it's pretty loud so i think that's normal. it's been like that since I bought it.
You might want to check the smart status. These drives are supposed to be pretty silent unless it's under heavy swapping.
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my pc is in between a wall and a my table, could this be echo becouse i removed the pc from there and it didn't make that noise

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cyclical sound :S
That sounds normal for these drives. These F3's make that pulsing, oscillating vibration sound every second.

My desktop is pretty quiet so I just put the F3 drives in my home server on an inch thick of grey packing foam in another room. Much better. (Suspending the drives in mid air with bungies and pencils could work too.)

I only have WD Blacks and Hitachi in my desktop now. They still make noise but at least they can be dampened by conventional case grommets/dampeners.
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That is why I sent my F3's back. When it was really quite in the house that pulsing noise drove me crazy. It's like a vibration noise every one second apart and constant. Your not alone. At first everyone thought I was crazy then I found this post:
Read about that noise here
By the way I have both two WD RE4's in RAID0 and a WD Cavair Blue and they are SILENT. You have to put your ear right up to the case to hear them accessing files, but no vibration noise what so ever.
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