Agreed. The WD10EADS that I originally had in our TiVo HD (now a backup drive) was uber-quiet out of the box. I adjusted the AAM and it was slightly quieter, but it would have been perfectly fine w/o the adjustment for me. I suppose if it's in a bedroom tuning it might be helpful though. Glad to hear everything else (at least after a time) is good. Thanks for the link!