Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    18 Mar 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,133
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    ..to be clear, I meant clicking continuously is a bad sign.

    Also as you may have found, you're not the only one experiencing this with WD Green drives:
    WD Green drive seems to be slowing whole computer down [Solved] - Western Digital - Storage

    Since you are using Caviar Green drives (which you should not be doing for a Linux RAID setup, honestly) and already are at it, make sure to disable the power saving features, especially the IntelliPark feature.
    smart - Inexplicably slow Western Digital WD15EARS disk - Server Fault

    Western Digital Caviar Green hard drive slow, causes crashes... - HP Support Forum - 792689
    + the comment that it was never meant for use as a primary drive but as mass storage.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    18 Mar 2016 #12
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It's normal to click few times when starting or waking up, it's doing self check every time. You may also want to check S.M.A.R.T. values. checkdisk and defragment drive/s.
    Drives are defragmented periodically and currently running a test using the WD diagnostic utility
    Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    18 Mar 2016 #13
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    ..to be clear, I meant clicking continuously is a bad sign.

    Also as you may have found, you're not the only one experiencing this with WD Green drives:
    WD Green drive seems to be slowing whole computer down [Solved] - Western Digital - Storage

    Since you are using Caviar Green drives (which you should not be doing for a Linux RAID setup, honestly) and already are at it, make sure to disable the power saving features, especially the IntelliPark feature.
    smart - Inexplicably slow Western Digital WD15EARS disk - Server Fault

    Western Digital Caviar Green hard drive slow, causes crashes... - HP Support Forum - 792689
    + the comment that it was never meant for use as a primary drive but as mass storage.
    I haven't heard it click for over a week now,it's that good or bad (It usually goes and comes back)
    The drive clicking is the WD blue
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    18 Mar 2016 #14
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,635
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Just check it good for bad, relocated and weak sectors (SMART will show all of that). If it's all clear or in good shape you are OK. Some drives are just naturally noisy.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    18 Mar 2016 #15
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,133
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    HI, did you note the comment about Intellipark? (See above and the links I posted)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    18 Mar 2016 #16
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    HI, did you note the comment about Intellipark? (See above and the links I posted)
    Sorry for not commenting on that,I decided to look into that after confirming if the windows power saving option was the reason

    I am currently running an extended test on the WD Green
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Computer freezes on post
It sometimes (not always) happens when I need to change a UEFI setting. When it's happening the screen turns black and the computer tries to reboot. Note that the computer does not crash to the point of a memory dump. When this happens I have to...
General Support
Windows 10 Freezes Frequently
Hi, I'm using Windows 10 Home Build 10240 and the last few weeks have been experiencing a lot of freezing. I haven't installed anything that would account for this. I ran Driver Verifier and selected two Realtek drivers. This sent the computer...
Drivers and Hardware
Computer constantly freezes
I have a Compaq/HP desk top which I've had for nearly 5 years. It's a 64 bit system with 4G of memory. The OS is windows 7. All of a sudden it freezes up. I can shut it down and when it boots up, it's fine for just a few minutes and then it freezes...
General Support
Computer freezes and stops
Hi, I was using Windows 8.1 and after upgrading to 10 I get regular freezes and the computer just stops sometimes. I think this is normally just after booting up. Do I need to wait five minutes for it to get going before I try and do anything?! This...
General Support
Computer freezes due to Windows 10
Does anyone have this problem? A friend of mine recently installed Windows 10 and the computer started to freeze because of it. It was then downgraded back to Windows 8 but the problem persisted.
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:27.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums