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WD NAS RED 2T Drive Loud?

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Hi,

I have a question. Are NAS drives that loud? It is really annoying when playing PC games, it produces this high pitch sound like at really high frequencies. I can still use it to store other things that don't work the drive too hard, but just wanted to ask. This is my first NAS drive and I'm trying to use it to store PC games, music, videos, etc...

Western Digital 2TB Red WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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I have 2 in a RAID 5 array and they aren't loud...tho the PC is 5 feet away. lol
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I think is something with the MB now. I get some whining noise from either caps or coils. I was able to fix it by lowering down the CPU voltage and dropping the Bus Speed down to 230 from 245 and it's working much better now. I don't get that loud hizzing and anoying sound, which I only heard when playing video games most of the time or when the CPU was under real load, like running prime 95
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WD Reds are the quietest drives I've used- I couldn't hear anything from them when I had them 1 foot away outside of a computer case.
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