Drive replacement is obviously not an option. HDD is alright. This is a driver problem. Head parking is a problem with the latest RST, i.e. now. Honestly, whatever was 40 years ago is a bit irrelevant regarding this issue. Anyway thank you for your effort.
WD drives have always had a problem with noise. Just try a non-WD drive to verify if that is the problem or not. I have had a number of WD drives that I have thrown away because of their noise and problems, even one on a nuc with optane, others on W7 and other OS.
But, it is your system, so it is up to you.
Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)