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    Noisey WD5000AAKS

    I just put my new WD5000AAKS in my machine and despite being told it was whisper quiet, I can still hear it seeking rather noisily. It sounds like a quieter version of the noise my old 80GB hitachi deskstar was making. Is this normal?

    On a side note, I made a 100GB partition for windows and games, but now that I've installed windows, the rest of the drive isn't being found! What can I do?

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    Re: Noisey WD5000AAKS

    That's odd, I can't hear mine at all in the P182 and only very slightly in the TJ-08. Maybe you could buy a rubber mounting kit, or suspend it with elastic, if you can hear it then there is something wrong with it.

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    Re: Noisey WD5000AAKS

    Disc managment will show you the rest of the space, as for the noise? well in my experience all drives make some noise.
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    Re: Noisey WD5000AAKS

    I've already put grommets on it, its def not vibration noise (that seems to have gone completely now!)
    Just sounds like seeking noise
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    Re: Noisey WD5000AAKS

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    That's odd, I can't hear mine at all in the P182 and only very slightly in the TJ-08. Maybe you could buy a rubber mounting kit, or suspend it with elastic, if you can hear it then there is something wrong with it.
    I've got 4 WD AAKS drives (2 250GB and 2 500GB) and I can hear them all seeking. It's just the way they are, not a problem

    Maybe it's down to the case.

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    Re: Noisey WD5000AAKS

    Coolermaster black widow.
    It has a side window and two fans at the front so maybe thats it.
    Im maybe just being a little fussy, I was expected mega quiet :/

    edit - just thought, anything I can do on the software side to help?
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    Re: Noisey WD5000AAKS

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    I just put my new WD5000AAKS in my machine and despite being told it was whisper quiet, I can still hear it seeking rather noisily. It sounds like a quieter version of the noise my old 80GB hitachi deskstar was making. Is this normal?

    On a side note, I made a 100GB partition for windows and games, but now that I've installed windows, the rest of the drive isn't being found! What can I do?

    Cheers.
    there is a bios setting, performance or quiet, quiet reduces noise by about 90% from experience. Setting was present on my Asus boards and the Dell XPS 420

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    Re: Noisey WD5000AAKS

    I think it's the seek noise, I get it very slightly (like a clicking noise). But it's quiter than the fans so not really an issue...
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