[When I tried running some graphic software you can really feel the drive turning]
? Probably not the HD!
Much more likely a dodgy cooling fan or resonant chatter from a loose screw or panel.
Whether or not data is screaming in and out of the drive should not affect the loading on the drive and therefor the sounds.
If the drive really is noisy then return it.
Any noise from a healthy HD can only be bad bearings or some imbalance in the rotating parts.
They are expected to run for thousands of hours continuously and one that grinds from the start instead of a very faint hum, will fail quite soon