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Old July 20, 2012, 11:28 AM
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All seagates chirp. Just all WDs make a more "click" sound. Nature of the platter and spindle beast. IF the chirp is LOUD then I would look to your PSU. Seagates are more sensitive to voltage ripple than some....BUT they let you KNOW when they are not happy.

Yank the drive and try on a different rig with a different PSU. It is possible that you got bad luck...but I would bet its a PSU issue and not a pure HDD issue....that or you are just more sensitive to their chirp (ie your ears are sensitive to that range of Hz the noise resides in). If so....sound deadening material for your case (or better case) is a wonderful investment. ;)
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