Hard Drive Information:
Make: Western Digital
Model Number: WD5000BPKT
What the non-computer-fellas call it: Western Digital Scorpio Black
Age: About 2 to 3 months old.
Power On Hours: 127 Hours
Load-Unload Cycles: 777
Unsafe Shut Down Count: 8 (I am dumb)
So, of late, my HDD makes a sound. A click-like sound.
I have been bothering the community members in the chat with this question and they have been extremely patient with it.
So, after digging a lot into the architecture of the hard drive, I have come across the following conclusion:
"... WD thought it would be a great feature to build a timer in their firmware to autopark the heads after 8 seconds so to reduce energy"
I found this on NCIX forums about WD GREEN drives but I guess it makes sense to have it in a black drive, too.
So how could you be sure that this is indeed a sound of the head park?
I hear it every time the laptop shuts down.
So what's your point?