not normal fan noise (rattling?)

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    Hello everyone. Today I told my SP4 to sync a lot of data off my server and the fan turned on. It sounded a little off. It sound like it was rattling... Does anyone else have this kind of sound? or is this normal? Since my fan hardly ever turns on, I just noticed it.

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    Hi Zkyevolve

    I do notice the same noise when the fan turns on (which only happens when doing intensive work, like gaming).
     
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    Thank you. yes, I hardly ever hear it, and I had to put like 7 youtube videos on 1080p streaming to get it to get it on.

    Thank you. :)
     
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    It's hard to tell from that short clip with all the extraneous noises, but I think my fan is much quieter. Also, it's hard to distinguish volume from a sound clip. It depends on your microphone placement, recording level, etc.

    Didn't you have one or more previous SP4s with a fan? How does it compare to you?
     
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    Yes, I've had other devices. They didn't make this kind of noise. That's why I'm asking. It didn't sound right, but maybe it's still all right.
     
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    I wouldn't put up with that if I could still return it. Even if it doesn't bother you, it's a sign that something is wrong and will likely only get worse and probably break eventually.
     
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    You're right... Paying so much money, I shouldn't settle for this kind of oversight in QC. Thanks DavidZ :)
     

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