500 GB hard drive noisy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jorasho, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. jorasho macrumors regular

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    I have this 20" iMac C2D machine which is wonderful, I however wonder how noisy your hard drives are. Compared to the drive (a 400 GB one) in my iMac 20" G5 2.0 it is a rather noisy one. Feels like it is ticking to the casing when writing.

    Anybody got some other experiences with their 500 GB drives? Should I return it?
     
  2. kgarchar macrumors 6502

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    i didn't even know you could get 500 gb hds in the new ones

    awesome!
     
  3. marcellus001 macrumors newbie

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    Rod

    I'd be interested in any replies you get.
    I've just bought an Intel iMac with 20"screen, 250gb hard drive and the hard drive kind of gurgles when I ask it to do something. I'm told it's normal but I was kind of expecting complete silence. I still love it though.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I only hear a typical grind when I first log into OS X.
     
  5. amd4me macrumors 6502

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    you can get 750 GB
     
  6. BilltheCat macrumors regular

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    what Eidorian said. startup grind then dead calm. mine is a 250Gig

    The superdrive makes more noise but sttill only noticeable because the fan is so dead quiet! Makes the Dell sound like a jet turbine!:apple:
     

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