Hard drive noises on a new hard drive

By Maloos
Jan 27, 2013
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  1. Hello Techspot. So, yesterday I built a new computer with various parts from different internet stores. I assembled it and booted it up. When everything was done and I was configuring the windows updates I noticed a ''scratching''-like sound from the hard drive. I have no idea what it might be, it's a completely new Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black from inet.se ( a swedish site ). What might be the problem?
  2. Punkid

    Punkid TechSpot Maniac Posts: 543

    I have the same drive, a 1tb caviar black... the noise is normal for high performance drives...
  3. Maloos

    Maloos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hmm, yeah I read some other posts about the caviar black 1tb. I guess I just have to get used to it. Thanks!
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,423   +281

    Download a hard drive diagnostic utility. I like Seatools, but I'm sure Western Digital has their own. (Seatools will work on other branded drives).

    If it passes a Long DST in Seatools you can be reasonably sure the drive is ok.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    How loud is the drive? If it's got actual physical problems, the sound will make you pay attention, believe me.
  6. Adele

    Adele Newcomer, in training

    Noise from hard drive is normal. If noise is too loud... get it checked by service provider.
  7. compfixing

    compfixing Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    It's normal unless you can still hear it outside the door.


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