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Windows 7: New HDD noise on shutting down

16 Feb 2011   #1
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro
 
 
New HDD noise on shutting down

Hi i just bought WD Caviar Blue 500GB (WD5000AAKX) yesterday. It seems to working fine and i installed everything on it but when i shutdown my computer last night it made a sound like (eeeeeooonnnn) as soon as the system went off ... not too loud but i heard it is that normail? it's not making any sound on powering on, idle, read and write etc. just on shutdown.


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16 Feb 2011   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hard to know.
It's not a bad idea to download WD's diagnostics from their website.
Also, CrystalDiskInfo is a useful utility to monitor the SMART data of your HDD.
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16 Feb 2011   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Sounds like a defective motor in the drive to me. As mjf stated though, it's hard to really know.
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16 Feb 2011   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

My opinion if it's making a noise you can hear now RMA it. It's not like it needs to be broke in or anything.
JMO Fabe
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16 Feb 2011   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
My opinion if it's making a noise you can hear now RMA it. It's not like it needs to be broke in or anything.
JMO Fabe
Agreed.
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16 Feb 2011   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Clearly it's bothering you so a return may give you peace of mind.
But it's still a good idea to have diagnostics at hand. All drives will die - a bit of warning helps.
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19 Feb 2011   #7
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro
 
 

OK i will download HD Tune Pro and check it but giving back for warranty replacement is not a good idea for me in my country these losers take's at least 25 days to replace it i really dont know why... i want to make sure first that it's any fault/defect or not coz few months ago i got my WD Caviar Green after more than a month so it really sucks here.
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19 Feb 2011   #8
UnderCover00J

Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10, Vista
 
 

Send it back. It shouldn't make any loud noises.
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19 Feb 2011   #9
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

It's hard to know, since in my experience with Hard Drives, when the power to them is cut (shutting down a PC, for example) some of them tend to make a noise like you described - not too loud, but not inaudible either. It could be normal, but that depends. Some drives will automatically stop spinning before the PC shuts off, which removes any such noise, but there are others that wont stop spinning and will produce that noise.

For peace of mind, check it with some drive tools, like WD Diagnostics. But to be 100% sure, I'd backup my data somewhere safe and send it back for replacement if you can.
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19 Feb 2011   #10
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Does it sound anything like these?

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