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Question New HDD makes repeating noise

Jun 12, 2020
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Hi,

I bought a new Seagate barracuda 2TB HDD. When i installed it, it worked fine, but it makes a loud repeating loading/working noise, even when idle and with nothing on the disk.
It is my only HDD. There are 2 SSDs installed
It is difficult to explain the noise, but it is not a clicking or grinding.
Link to a soundclip of the noise on my Google Drive: Soundclip

What i've tried:
At first I thought the disk was faulty, but it happens with the new one i bought as well, which is the one i currently have installed (also a seagate barracuda).
I tried buying a new SATA cable, and trying different SATA ports on the motherboard.
Using a new HDD/SATA power cable for my PSU. There are no other disks attached to this.
I ran some checks of the drive, using Seagates own tool, but it didn't come up with anything.

Any idea what is causing this?

SPECS:
Seagate barracuda 2 TB ST2000DM008 HDD
MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7B17) motherboard
Cooler master G750 PSU

Thanks for your help.
 
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USAFRet

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Some drives make a little bit of noise. Some more than others.

The key thing is not to rely on the presence or absence of "noise" to determine health. Instead, you plan for ANY drive to die completely in the next 0.25 sec.

Yours may last years, it may die as I'm typing this.
A comprehensive backup plan is what is needed.
 

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