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Old 01-18-2009, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have a Western Digital Caviar 640GB hd (Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives) and it emits this constant humming sound that is quite loud. Easily the loudest thing in my entire pc. Now, apparently this is normal according to other reviews but I'm wondering, is there anything I could do to reduce the noise? Like moving it farther back in my case or cooling it better?
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would contact Newegg and tell them about it, you have a waranty. Get another one.

EDIT: I re-read your post. "Normal" by the reviews ? Hmmm, well it doesn't sound like you can do much if a number of people had the same results.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the same harddrive and it's not loud at all...so it's most likely something wrong with it.
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I would contact Newegg and tell them about it, you have a waranty. Get another one.

EDIT: I re-read your post. "Normal" by the reviews ? Hmmm, well it doesn't sound like you can do much if a number of people had the same results.
he said according to the reviews, most of them are doing this.
getting a new one may not do anything for him.

but maybe it will help afterall.

edit: sorry about that oldskool
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Ah, there you go Invisible_wall, experience of fellow forum members counts a lot

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he said according to the reviews, most of them are doing this.
getting a new one may not do anything for him.

but maybe it will help afterall.
I did say I re-read it. Something didnt seem right. Anyway, hard drives shouldnt make excessive noise.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the same harddrive and it's not loud at all...so it's most likely something wrong with it.
What's your definition of "not loud at all"? I've noticed that lots of people have extremely different ideas of what's loud and what's quiet. My ears are pretty sensitive and have never endured the ear-destructive effects of certain music events like other people :happy:

Hm.. could it have been possible that I got a crappy one-in-a-hundred loud harddrive?
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Well you could look at those reviews as a yes to that I would say. Excessively loud is not normal. Some whirring, normal.
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HD's shouldn't be too loud some noise but like whats been said before some people have different ideas of noisy don they, i suppose if it's bothering you that much you could try and claim warranty on it.
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make sure the hd is stable? maybe your computer case isn't holding it tight enough?
hope it helps =P
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your HDD shouldnt be louder than your fans if you have normal people fans.
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