Hard drive loud and strange noises

Hi, I recently picked up a brand new WD Black 3TB hard drive, I've been using it since the 26th December and I've noticed lots of strange and loud noises it makes during read and write cycles. The drive itself works fine, and I haven't seen a degradation in performance since the noises started, any advice on what this noise is or what damage my hard drive may have been subject to would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

I'd be extremely surprised if the drive was dying already, seeing as it's only withstood roughly two weeks of use.

All background static is my fans and noise that my mic has picked up, the hard drive noises are very distinct from the hissing.

Sequential Read noises (captured during a CrystalDiskMark test): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaHtumix9Yc

Sequential Write test noises: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=N0464V4Z29g

4K read and write test both sound like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVA7MvIYRpg

I'm guessing the noise is to be expected? I've searched a lot and found that other people have the exact same noise as me, and that their drives also run fine, I guess noise is sacrificed for performance on these drives? The noises are only made during intensive use, like benchmarking, while loading in a large game map (it happens when I load into a PUBG game) so I guess it's not much to be worried about if it only happens under load?

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  1. Some noise is normal they are mechanical drives , I've had WD Blue's and Black's they have made those noises for years.
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  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Some noise is normal they are mechanical drives , I've had WD Blue's and Black's they have made those noises for years.


    I see, the previous drive I owned before this was years old and never made a single noise, not even when it started to fail did it make any noise near what healthy WD drives make.
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  3. Mine all make some noise and haven't failed yet , several years running , even my Seagate Barracudas.
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