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Hi guys I have a Seagate 4TB ST4000dm000 in my server and found it great and very fast but the only thing that is driving me mad is the chirping sound I hear evrytime someone accesses data on the drive for every bit of data you access it does that noise , I am adding more disks to the server so think of the sound with 4 more they will drive me nuts. So the question is do the wd red drives do the same noise? are they fast like the seagate? cos I was thinking of buying the wd, I really love the seagate drives and do not wish to go wd but if they do not make these sound thats what I will have to do. Thank you guys for all your help. I read that you can turn off the apm in the seagate drives but have to turn it off every time I start the server so I do not like the idea much. Thanks again for any tips
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Well, I'm using two of those drives in my rig, and the only noises they make is that buzzing sound when they spin up from idle, and a little clinking sound when deleting something off of it. It's basically silent when reading/writing any kind of files from/to it. You might want to get it RMA'd.
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Well, I'm using two of those drives in my rig, and the only noises they make is that buzzing sound when they spin up from idle, and a little clinking sound when deleting something off of it. It's basically silent when reading/writing any kind of files from/to it. You might want to get it RMA'd.
Hi thank you for your reply id doesnt make noises the hole time it reads but If i jump from 1 file to another it does a click noise . users that are playing music jumping from 1 mp3 to another example makes noise every time they skip or access something alse
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In my experience with SG hdd's any noise at all was usually a precursor to imminent death,especially the XT hybrid's. I would definitely RMA that one ASAP! I have given up on Seagate and have had zero issues with WD so far....

You might have a different experience though. Run a decent HDD Diag proggy on it for awhile and see if the performance lags in any way.
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In my experience with SG hdd's any noise at all was usually a precursor to imminent death,especially the XT hybrid's. I would definitely RMA that one ASAP! I have given up on Seagate and have had zero issues with WD so far....

You might have a different experience though. Run a decent HDD Diag proggy on it for awhile and see if the performance lags in any way.
Hi thank you I used hd scan and crystal disk nouthing seams to be wrong it does the same noise when waking from sleep so you do not thing it is normal?
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Hi thank you for your reply id doesnt make noises the hole time it reads but If i jump from 1 file to another it does a click noise . users that are playing music jumping from 1 mp3 to another example makes noise every time they skip or access something alse

I just did a little test with my music, and I don't have any clicking sounds when opening/reading and seeking through the files on both of my 4TBs. Neither does my WD 3TB. You better RMA that drive biggrin.gif

Edit: Let's try not to turn this into an HDD reliability/experience thread, guys. They're all bad tongue.gif

Edit 2: This may help you or any other people out when it comes to checking the status of your drives. Open up DiskInfo every day, and check the health status of all of your drives. Also, do a full chkdsk once a week, and check for any odd sounds and hangups/freezes while its doing its thing. Doing that has saved me from losing terabytes of data because I was too late.
Edited by airisom2 - 4/14/14 at 3:48pm
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I just did a little test with my music, and I don't have any clicking sounds when opening/reading and seeking through the files on both of my 4TBs. Neither does my WD 3TB. You better RMA that drive biggrin.gif

Edit: Let's try not to turn this into an HDD reliability/experience thread, guys. They're all bad tongue.gif
Thank you so much for your help and testing yours you where a great help I will take it in where I purchest it and see what they tell me, the only thing that they might not change it cos the status in hd tune/crystal disk info show healthy in every way and where i purches my drives they first test them with hd tune befoure exchanging
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There's NOTHING wrong with your drive it's a feature where the heads park themselves every now and then and make an audible chipr noise. I've had the 2TB ST2000DM001 for the past 5 months and it's made that noise since I've had it. Check seagates site and see if there is a firmware update for your drive to stop the heads from parking.

Also grab seatools and run their tests to see if there is any problem with the drive. If there is it will generate an error code which you can submit an RMA with.
Edited by XAslanX - 4/14/14 at 4:08pm
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Hi guys I contacted Seagate and told them the problem they told me to test with seatools for dos and see if i get any errors, so I did that and all test passed so I contacted seagate again and told me that drive should not have clicking sound the only sound it should have is the spin up, so they told me to send back the drive and replace it
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Hi guys just to keep you updated I got a WD RED 4TB and its GREAT so silent you would not know it is there and I benched marked it and it got better scores than the seagate. The seagate maxes out at 133MB/s write and 133 MB/s read

here is the wd red
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 141.699 MB/s
Sequential Write : 138.025 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 45.182 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 77.638 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.572 MB/s [ 139.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.163 MB/s [ 283.9 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.844 MB/s [ 450.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.196 MB/s [ 291.9 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [F: 30.7% (1144.2/3725.9 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2014/05/08 14:20:31
OS : Windows 8.1 Pro [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)
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