I couldn't find a thread with specifics about potential problems with this drive. So, there are two REALLY annoying things happening with it: it sounds like a fan running at max speed all the time, and it changes its fan-sound loudness very frequently, sometimes sounding like it's stuttering. The drive isn't hot, and it's definitely the drive (not my fan) 'cause i have the computer open and I'm listening to it. When I had it in an external enclosure (which wouldn't allow the drive to be recognized, but did give it power) it didn't change volume all the time. So I think that could be an OS issue (10.6.2)? As for the loudness, I'm pretty sure that's unchangeable. I think I saw that the specs say 24dB at IDLE, which is insane!! I remember buying fans for my pc that were like 14dB. That's 8 times the loudness of the fan! Here are my questions: Are these things normal, or is the drive messed up? Does anyone know of a fix for the power changing? And if you have this drive, is it actually quiet?! I got this at Newegg and I'm not sure of their return policies, but I don't think I can take this.