Sign in to follow this  

WD Black WD4005FZBX

Recommended Posts


WD force a new thing on newer drive Black and Gold line for sure but may be other hdd line.
The head move each 5sec even during sequential read/write.
Reply from WD support : "the noise you hear every 5 seconds is by design to prevent media lube build up due to prolonged dwelling at a single location"

Idle or squential read, you can hear a noise of the head moving trough the whole drive and return to his position.

Someone found a way for stop that or you just stop buying WD drive ?
I'm almost sure that's just kill your drive quickly and cut the performance(latency) by lost the reading/writing track.


Thank you

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Quite a few drive makers have done periodic thermal or drive lube re-calibration in the past, seeing it on the Gold line doesn't surprise me, but the Black line does disappoint me a little if this is really widespread, since that's supposed to be a desktop drive...


Even during sequential reads and writes would be very, very surprising tho...

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this