13" clicking HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by newdeal, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    ok so I go through laptops pretty quickly. I sold my previous current gen MBP and bought another current gen MBP (same computer). Differance between the two is the HDD, same capacity but differant brand. The first one had a Hitachi, the drive was quiet but the head parked VERY loudly when you moved the laptop. The new one has a seagate drive, it doesn't park the head loudly but its much more "clicky" in operation. Does anyone else notice these issues? I used to have a prev gen MBP and it had a silent toshiba drive, do some still use toshiba or have they switched away?
     
  2. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Does it click just when you move it abruptly or set it down? Or is a consistent?
     
  3. newdeal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    not when I move it, that was the old one. This one clicks more audibly as it reads and writes
     
  4. Chris. macrumors regular

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    Seagate drives are pretty noisy. However, I replaced my 13" MBP HDD with a Western Digital, and it clicks while I use the laptop.

    I'd recommend you check the SMART status of the HDD though in Disk Utility:

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  5. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don`t already have a full back-up, now would be a good time... this is usually symptomatic of a dying drive. Commiserations.
     
  6. newdeal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have a time capsule so its all backed up fine. smart status is good checked that yesterday when I was reinstalling the OS. If it dies its no big deal I have applecare till May 2013 and the time capsule does a great job of keeping my data safe
     
  7. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Good job, the number of people I know who don`t have a full backup is unbelievable :rolleyes:

    Maybe an opportunity to consider an SSD upgrade?
     
  8. NZed macrumors 65816

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    What?? why'd you do that? sell the MBP for the same MBP? couldnt you just bought a new HD? wouldnt that be easier?
     
  9. newdeal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I had an OWC mercury extreme SSD before...wasn't impressed. Its the fastest thing out there are for the tasks I do it was faster but not life changing. For the cost I was expecting more. Also the first one died after a week and the replacement died after a month and so I asked for my money back.

    As for why I sold a MBP to get another of the same the first one I bought a couple weeks ago for $950 canadian and sold it for $1150 canadian...hard to pass that up. Bought the new one for $1000 canadian with applecare so I made $150 and got applecare out of the deal
     

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