Mac Pro Noise...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bradc, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. bradc macrumors 6502

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    I have a 3Ghz Pro w/ 2 Superdrives. It is incredibly quiet compared to the G5. But, whenever I use the DVD drives they are Loud, even just playing a DVD it makes the same noise as when burning a DVD.

    I don't really care, but I'm just wondering if my drives are not functioning right.
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Nope, the drives just spin REALLY fast. I find it to be a little annoying. It only happens to me when it's reading the drive, not when writing (slower speed).
     
  3. FredClausen macrumors regular

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    My MB is silent, but if I throw a disk in it the noise increases markedly. I think thats the nature of the beast for the most part. However, all my Macs are pretty noisy on the optical disk side while my homebuilt PCs (all 4 of them) make half as much noise. When the disk is spun at full speed the noise footprint sounds the same, but it seems windows slows the disk down sooner while OS X keeps the disk spinning much faster for much longer.
     
  4. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    It stands to reason that the quieter your computer is as a whole, the more you will notice what would otherwise be background noises.
     

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