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That's exactly the sound I heard from my drive when I changed its settings with the wdidle3 tool in DOS and then forgot to turn off the PC afterwards, instead hit the reset button on the PC case. I restarted into Windows and the drive worked but made the exact same noise as in the video. It was much louder than any other noise the drive normally makes. After turning off the PC so that the drive could shut off, then turning the PC back on, the noise is not there anymore.

I would RMA, but perhaps try that DOS stuff or that other Windows tool that was on WD's website and then turn it off and on again?

The sound in the video is the exact same thing I heard before I wrote this older post here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1475845/is-wd-red-supposed-to-be-this-noisy-when-seeking/20#post_21991564
Edited by deepor - 3/30/14 at 3:40am
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That's exactly the sound I heard from my drive when I changed its settings with the wdidle3 tool in DOS and then forgot to turn off the PC afterwards, instead hit the reset button on the PC case. I restarted into Windows and the drive worked but made the exact same noise as in the video. It was much louder than any other noise the drive normally makes. After turning off the PC so that the drive could shut off, then turning the PC back on, the noise is not there anymore.

I would RMA, but perhaps try that DOS stuff or that other Windows tool that was on WD's website and then turn it off and on again?

The sound in the video is the exact same thing I heard before I wrote this older post here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1475845/is-wd-red-supposed-to-be-this-noisy-when-seeking/20#post_21991564

so sorry for getting back so late. i had a bad case of food poisoning. i checked with wdidle3 tool and my red drive is already set at 300s by default. i was thinking of just ditching the drive and get a seagate nas hdd. since ocd and recertified drive does not a good combination make (also since this is my main storage drive)

im not sure though.

btw i just read wd red spec sheet just now. it's written there... transfer rate 147mb/s. when i transfer from my SSD OS drive to the red storage drive, i never get more than 120mb/s peak and most of the time it stucks at 70~80 mb/s (copying large gb files)

is this normal behavior? 70~80mb/s on a sata 6gb/s port on a haswell i5 sounds pretty slow. then again im new with pc building. is this normal behavior?
Edited by rovopio - 4/3/14 at 8:24am
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