just brew it! wrote:The blacks can have a fair amount of seek noise, especially when mounted in a resonant case. This *might* be the result of normal system activity. Does the HDD activity light flash every time there is a thump?
keltor wrote:I have a WD Black 1TB that's from when they very first intro'd the 1TB Black (5-6 years ago?) When the drive first spins up it sounds for sure like the end of the world is coming in death by nails on chalkboard. However it's been doing that forever and still works perfectly. Use a SmartMon program and it should be able to tell you when the drive is going to fail by.
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