I have a 2 TB Western Digital black on my Windows 10 PC. It spins up and down very often irrespective of use.


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I have a 2 TB Western Digital black on my Windows 10 PC. It spins up and down very often irrespective of use. How can I reduce the sickening grinding noise it makes when it spins down? afaik it's normal, works like a charm and nothing's wrong with it, but the sound really bothers me. It's mounted sideways but supposedly it doesn't matter for this drive, according to the manufacturer. If I can't stop it spinning up and down so often, what can I do to reduce the noise?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Throw it away

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you need to ventilate it, just open it up

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How are we suppose to help you with a clear software question when you don't tell us what software you use

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's been doing that ever since I first got the computer put together, so it's just default Windows 10 behavior

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    turn off the aggressive default power saving. its like 5 minutes spindown by default

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, that seems to have worked.

      That's the windows defender scanning process probably, install windows 10 ame or switch to linux.

      I already use a debloated and despywared hacked version of Win10 a friend gave me, is switching to AME worth the hassle? I don't even know the most logical efficient way to do that (w.r.t. reinstalling programs etc.) I'm learning Linux on a different computer right now.

      Get an ssd

      The thing is that I'm running Windows 10 on an SSD and have the HDD installed as well, but it grinds even when the SSD isn't in use, so it could be like what

      That's the windows defender scanning process probably, install windows 10 ame or switch to linux.

      is saying.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        AME is the only usable windows 10, coming from a linux user myself.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Put it in a box.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    stop it from spinning down, duh

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's the windows defender scanning process probably, install windows 10 ame or switch to linux.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get an ssd

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    oil it up

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >2TB HDD
    god what's the point. I have a bunch of 500GB-2TB HDDs not plugged into anything, just being backups since there's no real use for them. You are just better off making that drive a backup and putting a 2TB SSD in its place even a sata SSD.

    The best way to reduce to noise? Unplug it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed but for a different reason. 2TB is basically nothing. They should be looking at 10tb minimum. Hell my primary hard drive is 20tb.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    irregardless isn't a word

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >buying a literal blacked drive
    post soiface

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I can't stop it spinning up and down so often
    you can: stop using windows

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