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Loud Hitachi hard drive

July 10, 2017 Jon 10 Comments

My Hitachi external back-up hard drive has always been this loud since the day I first got it! It sounds like it is about to crash but SMART readings show the drive is healthy, although I have a second backup hard drive just in case!

Its a 1TB USB (Hitachi LS-1000-EMEA) external hard drive and cost around £60 about two years ago.
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  1. Daivik Padmanabhan
    July 10, 2017 - 3:01 am

    100 percent normal..the head is making that noise

  2. Graham Dillon
    July 10, 2017 - 3:57 am

    Out of the box my Hitachi sounds like this. Fucking god dammit.

  3. snifferdog
    July 10, 2017 - 4:21 am

    This is like the model I had. The disk failed on it.

  4. Marcos Santana
    July 10, 2017 - 5:04 am

    You could try defragmenting your hard drive

  5. Kenya Couk
    July 10, 2017 - 5:32 am

    If this is the Hitachi LS-1000-EMEA 3.5-inch 1TB Simple drive External USB Hard Drive?


    I made the grave mistake of purchasing one and for the first two weeks was rather impressed and the price was also great. So I went out and purchased two more. As I wanted media, pictures, videos and doc*mentation and three separate back-ups.

    Within three months one unit started to make a ‘beep’ sound then started to click and then it was dead apart from beeping and clicking. Sadly within two months the other two units did exactly the same so all data’s were lost.

    The ‘so-called’ Customer Service and/or Help Desk at Hitachi (UK)?????!!!! What is it? Only thing they offer is hanging long on the phone and no constructive service or help just excuses. As for the web site just as uninformative.

    My advice is get a other unit like Maxtor, WD at the extra cost and be safe.

  6. Oscar Isa
    July 10, 2017 - 6:22 am

    the louder – the faster!

  7. TheCRTman
    July 10, 2017 - 6:33 am

    I hear that Hitachi makes bad hard drives.

  8. sunytmoon01
    July 10, 2017 - 7:21 am

    Hi. Ty for the video. My 1TB Hitachi external HDD makes the same noise as yours. My other brand HDD does not make this noise.

  9. Arash Sorkhabi
    July 10, 2017 - 8:02 am

    same problem.. if the Underground the hard disrk is put on is "hole" and not isolated, there is the resonance like "bruumm". The Underground shoud be isolated or put on original wood.

  10. zoeahz
    July 10, 2017 - 8:03 am

    ibm Desk stars / Hitachi desk stars have always been loud. I have a 2002 IBM 80gb deskstar in my ibm netvista. Compared to the other 2 80gb drives Ihave it is quite loud but not too loud! I like the way it sounds.

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