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Noise Level... Hi, a lot of people have praised this as being 'whisper quiet'. This is not the case for me, as whenever i watch videos or listen to music, its makes a very loud whirring sound. This is my first external hard drive, and i expect a small amount of noise, however not as much as im experiencing.

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Possibly the fan (usually in the back of these units) in the system is bad or excessive??

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