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I'm sure some of you remember my other thread aboutt he Black, but now i have a question. My western Dgitital WD1002FAEX makes a bit of noise.
When i turned on AAM, and dialed it all the way down, the noise isn't really there anymore, it is very quiet (and only comes once in a while.) It sounds like screeching, however, i have had no problems whatsoever, and the drive even passed all SMART tests.

Is it possible that this noise i hear is just vibrations from my case, a Antec 300? It doesn't really have any padding whatsoever
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My Black makes a bit of noise as well. Not worried by it though.

Sounds like simple seeking to me. Maybe yours is a different noise then.
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My Black makes a bit of noise as well. Not worried by it though.

Sounds like simple seeking to me. Maybe yours is a different noise then.
I believe mine is seeking noise as well, because i adjusted it with seek speed asjusting software
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Update: I am going to return the drive.

Should i get a identicle one with hopes of it being quieter, or another model.
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Update: I am going to return the drive.

Should i get a identicle one with hopes of it being quieter, or another model.
I would just grab a Samsung Spinpoint F3 if you are going to get your money back. It sounds like there is something wrong with your current drive, but 7200 RPM drives can be loud. It sounds kind of like marbles rolling across a wood floor, and should be audible.
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I would just grab a Samsung Spinpoint F3 if you are going to get your money back. It sounds like there is something wrong with your current drive, but 7200 RPM drives can be loud. It sounds kind of like marbles rolling across a wood floor, and should be audible.
I expected it to be like my 7200 rpm blue HDD - quiet

I don't really want to get a F3 due to fear of unreliability
(ironic due to my current drive)

I've adjusted the AAM, which reduced th enoise but for some reason, i can no longer adjust it, and it keeps throwing erros at me
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