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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:07 AM   #26
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I wonder if anyone who feels this is a potentially drive-wearing problem would test if there's a simpler solution: I wonder if unchecking "put hard disks to sleep when possible" in energy saver preferences might have an impact...
Well prior to installing HDAPM, i had unchecked 'put hard disks to sleep when possible' and i didn't hear any reduced clicking. Still fairly noisy, could hear the click once every 5 - 25 seconds.

I just installed HDAPM and it's been silent.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:38 PM   #27
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Hey; I've tried to install HDAPM on my week old midrange mac mini but it hasn't reduced my noise. To be honest I don't know if I have installed it right. Anyone who can help me? Also, is there a way to see if HDAPM has done it's work?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:40 PM   #28
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I wonder if anyone who feels this is a potentially drive-wearing problem would test if there's a simpler solution: I wonder if unchecking "put hard disks to sleep when possible" in energy saver preferences might have an impact...
Unfortunately isn't enough.
Just install HDAPM and the problem is solved.

This issue is known since 2008. I had the problem first on a late 2009 MBP.

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Hey; I've tried to install HDAPM on my week old midrange mac mini but it hasn't reduced my noise. To be honest I don't know if I have installed it right. Anyone who can help me? Also, is there a way to see if HDAPM has done it's work?
Open Console, and in the search box write "HDAPM".
You should find something like "HDAPM: set APM Level to 0xfe: Success".

In this case HDAPM is working.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:32 AM   #29
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My Mini was making the ticking noises. It has the Hitachi 1TB hard drive in it. Needless to say, as a maintenance technician this was a little more than disconcerting. However my Mini no longer makes that noise any more. I can't tell you what has changed as I have not changed or downloaded anything but the EFI update. Weird and unexplainable but I am happy now.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:58 PM   #30
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It's trying to hatch and grow into a mid sized mid range Mac.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:14 PM   #31
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It's trying to hatch and grow into a mid sized mid range Mac.
lol good one
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:26 AM   #32
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I'm noticing a clicking too, but I'm not so sure that it's the HD. It's more noticible now that I've added an external DAC to the system and the clicks come through the external speakers, so I'm not sure if it's the mini or the DAC, or whether the DAC makes the mini clicks more noticible.
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