Originally Posted by atminside
This isn't a difficult question.
Does it move or not?
Originally Posted by deepor
The metal of the case touching the HDD could theoretically amplify whatever sounds the HDD makes (though I can't imagine it being this extreme like you describe).
I would test this in an open case, pull the HDD out of the mounting system and put it somewhere flat and sturdy like the ground or some solid box like object next to the case. I'd use something like a cloth mouse pad as cushion so that nothing amplifies sounds. Don't move the HDD while it's running or there's a risk the movement will lead to errors if it's accessing stuff in that moment.
inside the case i couldn't move it left and right, it stayed in place. it wiggles a little bit up and down though.
so... i did some tests and some googling....
number one i'd like to report some good news. i took out the drive from the case and put it on top of my motherboard cardboard box just to test it out. i put it side by side with my external wd green and copy a 100 gb files to both,, one drive and then the other. so... the tock tock sound is still there even after i took the drive out.. but it's not as loud as marble falling to the floor anymore. it's lower now.
as you probably aware by now... i'm very new to PC so i don't have a comparison of what a regular quiet~loud drive sounds like (though i did YT how wd drive sounded like)
by the way... after scrutinizing the sounds very closely.. it makes me have a couple of questions i'd like to ask...
i noticed that there are 2 kinds of noise coming from a hard drive, whirring fan-like sound and the tock tock sound.
the green emits noticeable whirring fan-like sound continously, however the tock tock sound is very low and at an irregular interval. (like tock... tock tock.. tock tock.... tock...) there's a period of quietness between the tock noise.
the red however, if i dont put my ear very closely above the drive, i couldn't hear the wirring fan-like sound, so that part is great. but the tock tock sound when being accessed is at a regular interval (like tock tock tock tock tock tock tock to infinity), whenever i stop accessing the red drive, the tock almost instantly.
it's not loud but since it's at a regular interval it's probably takes a little while to get used to, and it's kind of driving me a little nuts tbh.
so my question is...
1) whenever a hard drive is being access, will it emits tock tock sound non-stop? if i copy 800 gb worth of files to the drive and it takes an hour, will it goes tock tock tock non-stop for an hour?
similarly.. if i edit video / picture files on the drive.. is that considered access? will it tock tock non-stop the whole time as well?
2) is that tock tock sound what drive reviews meant by "seek sound / seeking noise"?
3) lastly... what's that whirring-fan noise i hear regularly from the drive? is that the platter spin noise or is there a small fan inside a drive?
4) is the whirring noise what is called "idle sound"?
also from googling i found that my wd red model from google 68EUZN0 is affected by high LCC count and when ppl check it with some tools it revealed that it have 8 seconds head parking or smthn which makes the lcc count high.
just a little more question
1) does the 8 seconds head parking has anything to do with the constant tock tock noise while in use, or is it irrelevant?
btw, if i decide to buy a new drive if after a month or so i couldnt stand the tock tock noise... a im leaning towards green since its really cheap here but. im going to use it 24/4 however... or 24/5 even. is wd green a good way to go? reading all the newegg reviews on green made me worries haha. where i live... 2tb green cost $85... 2tb seagate nas hdd cost $142