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WD Green 6TB Desktop Hard Drive WD60EZRX seek sounds like a CD

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New build. /w a WD Green 6TB WD60EZRX, all in a fractal silent case.

However every 10 or 20 or so secs, (especially for the first few mins of a fresh boot) i'm getting a seek noise what can only be described as a sound similar to when a CD seeks data.. At first I thought that perhaps one of my case fans was on its way out. I'm not hearing the regular clicking one would expect. My OS is on an SSD. But i do have my music, and pics on the 6TB.

Its not the end of the world, if i have to live with it, but its the only sound i hear coming from the PC. (which i like being silent)

Kinda weird. Not really heard an HDD sound like that before.. They normally click away quietly. This is like half a sec of noise like a CD reading data.

Something changed in the world of HDD's of recent ? Last one i purchased was over 3yrs ago, and it sounded like a normal HDD.
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I have the WD Green 2 TB model and it is pretty quiet. No clicks. However, my WD reds click terribly when being used. I might consider a quick call to WD support and see what the deal is. That should be a quiet drive being 5400 rpm.
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Hi there.

Most likely there's nothing to worry about with the drives health, but just in case did you run any diagnostic test on the drive to see if anything wrong will be detected? If not, then I would suggest to run an extended test with Data Lifeguard Diagnostics:

http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=LhiBdw

Just keep in mind that if you decide to run an extended test make a backup of the most important files on the other HDD because if the software finds anything wrong it will try to automatically fix it (like software bad sectors for instance) which may lead to data loss.

Other than that, it's normal for an HDD to make sounds while working, and most of them are normal. For instance, you can take a look at this KB article:

http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=dCAa7V

Hope this helps and let me know how it went, as well as about any questions you may have.

Cheers! smile.gif
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