I have an 8TB WD Elements (purchased in June) that I was using in the original enclosure, but just recently shucked and put in my NK v4.5. I can’t tell if I just started noticing or it just started happening, but there’s a sort of normal-sounding clunking noise periodically (every few seconds) that sort of sounds (to me) like a drive head parking. A few things I’ve checked already:
- The drive passes the extended test in Lifeguard Diagnostics with flying colors
- The sound happens at the same interval when I’m just sitting in the BIOS or when the data cable is unplugged altogether
- Because this happens with no data cable connected, I know it can’t be anything accessing the hard drive (which I also checked in Windows with procmon)
- Tried disabling APM via CrystalDiskInfo
I’m fairly new to using internal drives of this capacity and type, and the rest of the build is completely inaudible (semi-passive CPU cooler and PSU that almost never turn on), so I’m wondering whether this is a normal hard drive sound and I’m just hearing it 'cause everything else is silent and I’m not used to it.
Thanks in advance!