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Hi,

Just put together a new PC (just waiting for the mythical Bulldozer to be released, if it ever does lol).

I'm a bit concerned about my new 750gb Caviar Black HDD. Its very noisy, easily the noisiest component in my system, if it's doing something you definitely know about it! Also every few seconds it makes a 'knocking' noise (tap very lightly on a desk with your knuckle and thats the sound). I'd previously been using a Samsung F3 16mb cache which was as close to silent as you can get. Are the Caviar Blacks noisy drives in general?

Should I send it back for a replacement? Or maybe send it back and get something else (suggestions please!)?

Thanks!
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Mine is very quiet, I don't hear anything unless I'm really listening for it.
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i have to 500 blacks in raid 0 and never hear them i would try to send it in.
    
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mine is also near silent...time to RMA
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yep, there shouldn't be any noise except that little chirping of the arm......rma that sucker
    
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Yea def RMA it asap. I hardly ever hear mine its its right beside my face atm lol.
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post #7 of 8
RMA ASAP, I have the TB and it's very quiet
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Cheers guys, many thanks. Back it goes!
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