New Western Digital 4TB Noisy

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  1. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
       #1

    New Western Digital 4TB Noisy


    Hello

    Recently purchased a WD Black 4TB hard drive to replace an older 1TB WD Black drive as needed more storage space for some more files, anyways it makes this like chunk sound every so often, Crystal Disk info shows no problems, Passed Short test, long test i may do tonight, then after that my updated system image is planned, was gonna do it today, but i slept in longer than i planned to

    From what i read around various forums, the noise might be by design with Preventive wear leveling feature of the drive from Western Digital, but not 100 percent sure on that yet

    Drive Model:
    Model Number: WDC WD4005FZBX-00K5WB0
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  2. Posts : 5,836
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #2

    If the drive is new, I wouldn't waste my time trying to figure it out, I'd just replace it.

    BTW, I'm a huge fan of Western Digital Black hard drives, and have had plenty of them. That said, they do tend to get loud. However, "chunk sound" is not good. Simply replace it.

    Good luck.
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  3. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yeah i may end up having to replace it, kinda a hassle though, but if i end up having to, so be it i guess, Guess should've ordered from Western Digital Direct and not bought it on Amazon,

    But guess next steps is contact WD Support, and see what they say, and go from there--hopefully they approve an RMA, then get it out of system after backing up data, then get it shipped out to them, then get the replacement installed when it arrives, and hopefully much better experience
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  4. Posts : 5,836
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
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    AMDMan2016 said:
    Guess should've ordered from Western Digital Direct and not bought it on Amazon,

    But guess next steps is contact WD Support, and see what they say, and go from there--hopefully they approve an RMA,
    I've ordered many a drive from Amazon (both HD and SSD), and still do. Never an issue. On the other hand I never order from their 3rd party market place vendors, only direct from Amazon.

    As for RMA, it's simply easier and faster to get a replacement from Amazon than going through the RMA process for an item you just got, and it still returnable to Amazon.

    Good luck
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  5. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #5

    I had no idea that WD did PWL (pre-emptive wear leveling) on their HDs. I wonder how long they've been doing it? I never noticed it with an old WD Black drive (WD1501FASS, 1.5TB, 3Gbps). Either they didn't do it on that model, or it wasn't loud enough to annoy me.

    Whether "AMDMan2016" is in a "they all do that" situation, or the drive is defective, I can't guess.

    My current Seagate Iron Wolf NAS drives are pretty quiet.
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  6. Posts : 18,542
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1889 (x64) [21H2]
       #6

    I just got the same drive from Newegg.com ...no problems. It may be loud and I maybe can't tell.
    I have 9 fans in my comp.



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    As @sygnus21 said, I too never order from 3rd party vendors, on Amazon or Newegg, when it comes to computer parts.
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  7. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
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       #7

    Only have in this system 3 Front Fans (Intake, 1 Rear Exhaust, and CPU Heatsink fan, and of course video card fans, so guess i tend to notice more noise lol, Kept top fan spot empty for now til i decide if going with AIO Water cooling for my processor, or air cooling with bigger heatsink in the future

    But right now will determine if noises with the drive isn't anything to worry on, or if i should return it, or what
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  8. Posts : 18,542
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1889 (x64) [21H2]
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    AMDMan2016 said:
    Only have in this system 3 Front Fans (Intake, 1 Rear Exhaust, and CPU Heatsink fan, and of course video card fans, so guess i tend to notice more noise lol, Kept top fan spot empty for now til i decide if going with AIO Water cooling for my processor, or air cooling with bigger heatsink in the future

    But right now will determine if noises with the drive isn't anything to worry on, or if i should return it, or what


    I don't know. That's pretty much up to you.
    I can't hear mine any more than the 2TB (FZEX) that used to be in there.

    If you do decide to return it...do it through Amazon first.
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  9. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #9

    Hi,
    I've never noticed any sounds off several wd black 1tb hdd in an uncovered hdd external enclosure.
    Have several 2.5" models too.
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  10. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Yeah if i do decide to return it and get a replacement model, and if the replacement one has the same noises, then guess then not gonna worry on it i suppose.

    I gotta get the data backed up off it, and then clean the drive off prior to shipping out for the return, in the meantime will watch for email reply from Western Digital, and i guess proceed from there what i decide to do on final decision
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