Western digital Blue owners. Thoughts if this sounds right?

  1. DiBBz's Avatar
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    Western digital Blue owners. Thoughts if this sounds right?


    So just got my HDD replacement. And going from a seagate to a WD hard drive it sounds weird and a lot different, but I just can't tell if that's me.

    What it sounds like installing Windows updates > Brand new western digital HDD sound! - YouTube

    Anyway I'm just looking for thoughts on if this actually does sound normal.

    If it helps its sitting on a Z axis. And oddly upside down I'd that makes sense.

    My seagate was sitting on the same axis but the magnetic arm for the reader head was at the bottom of the case meanwhile my WD HD has its arm flipped 180 so it's nearing the centre of the case.

    Thoughts?
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  2. Plankton's Avatar
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    Yes...that's the sound of any HDD being accessed. Positioning of a HDD has no bearing on how it operates.

    FYI: Western Digital WD HDD Colors Difference Ultimate Systems blog
    Personally I would have opted for the Black series.

    Note: some HDD's are louder than others even for the same brand.
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  3. Plankton's Avatar
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    Although most enthusiasts go for SSD's now days. Completely silent and 10 times cooler and super fast.
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  4. DiBBz's Avatar
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    Plankton said:
    Although most enthusiasts go for SSD's now days. Completely silent and 10 times cooler and super fast.
    yeah i have an SSD but not wasting another 200-ish pounds on a SSD that will only just be undercut in performance for this PC.

    also black series for WD are somewhat in the same boat. quite expensive, im on a budget for this PC
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