I bought a 2TB LaCie Little Big Disk. It has a loud fan noise, and a high pitch whine. Listen to it here. I returned it to LaCie, and they sent a replacement when they found that the noise level is the same with 3 other units. They said the replacement is new, but I couldn't attach the stand without tightening the screws at the bottom. The noise level is also either the same, or higher. LaCie said they cannot provide any further assistance. I know some have disconnected the fan, but I don't want to void warranty, and I'm not sure if doing that will stop the whining noise either.