Is this normal? How loud should my HDDs be?

Brian_W

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My computer is pretty much done...and it's super silent. Just like a faint wisper when it's on right next to me.

Enter my two HDDs. Just installed them. They're Seage Baracudas 3tb, which I got for sale. I read that they often are defective, and I've always thought that WD is perhaps better.

They're loud. By far the loudest thing in my system.

Do I need to RMA? Should I switch to another HHD? I need 6tb of storage. I'm thinking about swithcing to WD green.

Any suggestions?
 

Brian_W

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It sounds like a bunch of crickets at night. Like a fan in front of you on low but with more body.

It's way the loudest thing in my case. I might go with WD Green -- they're suposed to be quiet.
 

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