2011 17" MBP keeps killing my HDDs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joelypolly, May 16, 2011.

  1. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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    I got the new 17" MBP last month and so far 2 HDDs have died in that machine. It like it's cursed or something.
     
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000

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  3. joelypolly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SMART failed on the first one and the seconded one starting buzzing and now the laptop fails to start up.
     
  4. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Try a SSD :)
     
  5. joelypolly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah was going to get the 96GB ExpressCard SSD and maybe the 750GB 7200RPM Seagate drive. Might have to start doing that earlier than I had hoped.
     
  6. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    7200 RPM has more vibrations, and if you carry around your laptop too much or waggle it the HD is likely to fail even faster.
     
  7. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    I find the number of HDD failures in Macs to be disturbingly high.
    I wonder if its the huge amounts of heat or something.
     

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