Originally Posted by lexer
I have a 4TB WD Gold with is basically a WD Black with another firmware and I hate it sooooo much is very annoying. because is the drive even without doing I/O every 5s the drive does a seek sound (PWL). In the WD Black I think is less pronounced. When the drive is writing sound like a old transmission with broken gears I never had a drive so f*** noisy.
Get some Ironwolf that are 5900RPM less noisy and perform really close to a 7200RPM drive. For store files don't go to 7200RPM only if you are planing doing a Steam Library
Thats a problem in Windows 10 and it will actually break your drive over time so you need to download hard drive sentinel so you can override it
Nothing wrong with your HDD Windows 10 does that to almost all HDD´s its some sort of power saving feature called APM and you cant turn it off which is the dumbest idea ever!
I have 4x Seagate Ironwolf drives and all of them went click crazy the second i installed Windows 10 and it drove me insane so i asked for a advice and was told hard drive sentinel can override that APM crap
Its free but it will nag you to buy and i ended up buying it as its a useful program
Its the bigest reason why i still use Windows 7 but i do have Windows 10 on another SSD if want to play games that has DX12
Edit: how to force override APM in Windows 10 download hard drive sentinel install it and go to configuration->disk control->don't allow spin down of the disks
and put the value * for all
Done problem fixed and your drives wont sound like an old transmission with broken gears