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Recently I started hearing a scratching noise coming from the hard drive area of my case. I was hoping it was a fan but it turns out its one of my 3 WD Caviar Black 640GB which I run in RAID0. I haven't encountered any issues yet, and SMART says all is good, but it worries me.

Here is a video of the sound:


I know its not normal, but is it really failing and I backup and swap the drive out of the array ASAP, or continue to run it?
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Not watched you video (no sound here), but anything 'not normal' is not a good sign.

RMA it if it's really making different sounds to your other drives of the same model.
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I just checked up on the WD RMA process, seems very simple, and they ship the new HD to you right away before receiving the defective one. It doesn't seem worth it to take any chances, so I'll just get it replaced.
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sounds like its seeking my do that 24 7 lol
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How does that work if you replace a drive in raid? don't you "break" the raid if you switch out drives?
 
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