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I purchased two Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 2TB HUA722020ALA330 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5AD2JZ5913 ) and i scanned the drive for errors with Hdtune, then i wrote the drive to full capacity to test the drive. After i wrote the drive to full capacity it makes a very loud vibration noise (louder than normal). I scanned the drive again with HDtune for errors and it still reports the drive as ok, but the noise is persistent 24/7 even without a SATA cable connected. This has happened to both drives in the same order.

I have the same model drive that i purchased a few months ago and it passed all the tests without making very loud vibration noises. The two drives seem to work fine, but the vibration noise is way to loud, it is louder than any working or failing hard drive i've ever heard before.

Did i get two failing drives or could there be something else causing these drives to become loud after testing them?
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I have the same model drive that i purchased a few months ago and it passed all the tests without making very loud vibration noises.

Did i get two failing drives or could there be something else causing these drives to become loud after testing them?

I'm confused, is one or both of the drives making the noise?

If only one, I would definitely RMA it.
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I'm confused, is one or both of the drives making the noise?

If only one, I would definitely RMA it.

Its both of the drives, i have a third that i purchased a few months ago that works perfect. I just find it strange the two hard drives make loud vibration/grinding noises but still work and show no errors. Im going to send them out for RMA in two hours. I uploaded a video of the noise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg8GwUfwEKs&feature=youtu.be
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Grinding Noises?? Return dem boss man.
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