I've formatted about 15 times in 2 months,and decided to leave the side for my case off. Windows files always randomly get deleted and blah blah. Anyway, when leaving the side of, I heard the drive over the sound for three system fans and my psu, making loud scraping noises when writing data. I've never had a hard drive this loud. time for an RMA? I didn't get a floppy drive, so can't do the error checking bullshit.