Just got a new mini about a week back and unboxed it today. The first thing I noticed is that there are occasional soft "clunk" noises (perhaps heads parking?), and then light clicking whenever the drive is doing work. The mini sits about 2 feet away from me on my desk & it is definitely noticeable. The drive is not doing any hard work at the moment (no spotlight indexes or backup running, it's basically just idle and still noticing the noise). I searched and saw another thread where a number of people complained about this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1483592). I'm wondering if it's worth taking the time to go to the apple store and bug them about it, or if it's just the standard that these drives make a bit of noise. None of my other machines have audible HDD noise, so this seemed a bit weird to me. However, it looks like this machine has a Hitachi disk which (in my experience) tend to be clunkier / lower quality than WD, so maybe this is normal? I have an OWC data doubler, 120gb SSD, and 750GB Scorpio Black on the way, so the hitachi drive won't actually stay in the machine, but was hoping to use the stock disk for time machine backups, so I'd like to make sure it's functional. Any advice would be appreciated!