Seagate IronWolf 4 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay NAS Systems (5900 RPM, 64 MB Cache up to 6.0Gb/s, 180 TB/Year Workload Rate) £99.98 Amazon
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Seagate IronWolf 4 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay NAS Systems (5900 RPM, 64 MB Cache up to 6.0Gb/s, 180 TB/Year Workload Rate) £99.98 Amazon

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Found 5th Jan
Almost the lowest its been according to camelcamelcamel.

  • IronWolf is an ideal companion for your NAS for 24 × 7 remote access, backups and file sharing from anywhere, making sharing ideas easy
  • Dual-plane balance and rotational vibration sensors mitigate vibration in multi-bay NAS enclosures for consistent performance and reliability
  • RAID optimisation increases performance and reliability with error recovery control for better data integrity
  • Enhanced power management saves energy and delivers power when the NAS needs it most
  • With workloads of up to 180 TB/year on IronWolf, multiple users can confidently upload and download data to a NAS server
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noisy, and you can hear the spindle rising and resting with a clunk. Wish I'd paid extra for a WD Red. Can still hear it even in a cupboard. OTher than that it's fine.
How many do you have? Got a couple last week and haven't noticed them being any louder than the Reds they've swapped in for so far.
Just the one. Compared to my Red 2tb it's significantly louder. Seek and write are loud plus with the red I never heard the spindle resting. It's in a single bay Nas, no other noises competing. It's sitting on heavy duty shock absorber though that seems to make little difference. I know 4 will be louder than 2 and I knew it would be around 5db louder than the 4tb red just wasn't expecting the spindle noise. Drive is healthy.
I’ve got 5 of these in a Dell R510 and I’ve got to say my experience is the opposite. I don’t hear the spindle and I don’t think they’re any louder than any of the drives they replaced.
I followed the typical hukd logic, I don't need any but it's a good deal so I ordered 2.
carltonbp5 h, 42 m ago

noisy, and you can hear the spindle rising and resting with a clunk. Wish …noisy, and you can hear the spindle rising and resting with a clunk. Wish I'd paid extra for a WD Red. Can still hear it even in a cupboard. OTher than that it's fine.


Yeah, it's a shame they're so agricultural and also a bit slow because its otherwise a good price for 4TB.
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I find these similar to my WD reds tbh, I have a microserver with reds in and one with these in and I can't hear any drive noise from either.
carltonbp6 h, 19 m ago

noisy, and you can hear the spindle rising and resting with a clunk. Wish …noisy, and you can hear the spindle rising and resting with a clunk. Wish I'd paid extra for a WD Red. Can still hear it even in a cupboard. OTher than that it's fine.


I have one sat in a open Caddy, I cant hear what you describe. I'd suggest your drive is in the minority. Make sure your data is backed up!
I ran an app, and the noise increases by about 15-20db when it's writing. Normal??? Thanks
Post an audio sample of it.
Gort19516th Jan

Post an audio sample of it.



I left my nas on overnight so it's been sleeping but not off. I turned my laptop on, and then got 8 mins of this. around the 2:30 mark is interesting. Quite a few different sounds. I'm running a full test on it via the qnap software.

drive.google.com/ope…Zww

This is a link to the sound file recorded on my mobile, it's on my google drive and should just play in your browser.

Thanks
It can be normal if data is spread over the disk surface, i.e. not continuous clusters/sectors.
That normally occurs when copying large data from the same disk to the same disk.

If you do a lot of moving and deleting then a defrag might help.
If it has been formatted and you only store data but do not take it off or move it then it should be quiet.

When a hard disk starts making sounds it hasn't made before then sometime later it is going to crash.
Got the T-Shirt.

A 5900rpm should be really quiet.


If you are running torrent software then it is going to validate files and that can take minutes.


Backup the drive, format it and then restore the data, that is a quicker way to defrag it.
It's a new drive, bought in on the lightning deal last week. Has about 500gb on it. Nothings been moved after syncing, a few files (less than 10 have been added since) it's not set to auto back up or auto sync. I haven't done much with it. All it's done so far is stream some music files and video files. That noise was its response to me turning on my PC. So I'll look at my NAS settings solve that. But compared to my 2tb red it's a lot louder and is noisy for longer.
Just died on my, so problem solved.
Bad luck - it did sound like you got a dud
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