More on Noise Issue from Western Digital
An update on the noise issue:
- contacted WD support
- they said: "In regards of your concerns a click or clunck noise on a drive is usually a sign that the drive is not receiving enough power to operate correctly, it is advisable if this sort of problem is happening to change the cable that connects the drive to the computer to verify if the problem persist,"
Does this make sense to other Loungers?
It's very tricky to describe a noise, I've discovered. This one is constant but intermittent, if that makes sense; kind of like an occasional mild "clunk" or small "whirr".
For those of you who followed me on my hard drive replacement journey, you will understand how reluctant I am to do anything further with the hard drive. It is working; HD Sentinel says it's "Perfect" and if, in the opinion of Loungers, I can ignore the issue, I'd sure like to! (but I don't want to be stupid, either!!)
Thanks for any feedback!
Oops! Hadn't seen last 2 replies
Just checked this forum and found F.U.N. and Clint had posted. Sorry I hadn't received an email notice or I'd have been back to you faster.
Appreciate both posts: F.U.N.'s helped me understand what was happening; Clint's provided good advice to keep an eye on the analytic software (which I do every morning).
Couldn't find "Advanced Power Options" (searched Control Panel) but did find that my Power Option was "Balanced", the recommended setting. Also, hadn't realized about low power supply in the computer.
For now, I'll keep an eye on things, but down the road ... Questions:
- Can you upgrade a PC's power supply?
- Would you advise doing so given the new drive?
Thanks for sticking with me on this and for your reassuring responses!