2012 MBP HDD noise level

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ProUs3r, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. ProUs3r macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2013

    I've got a late 2012 Macbook Pro (i7 - 8GB - 750GB HDD) and everything has been running smoothly up until a couple of weeks ago, when I noticed my HDD making really small click noises. I almost don't take the computer outside it just sits on my desk, and this is the sort of noise it makes under load now:


    Is this normal for you guys as well, or is my HDD failing?

  2. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
    sounds completely normal.
    You filled up your drive so the head needs to do more work because it gets fragmented (more jumps) >> more noise.
  3. Laco macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2008
    My last hard drive made a clicking noise before it failed but that was a much louder and more pronounced click. That noise sounds different but I am not expert. I would certainly ALWATS backup my hard drive clicking or no clicking noise.
  4. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
    Yeah, this is more like "rumble".

    Clicking sounds really like "click" like a thing metal object strikes another. It sounds painful, you can feel the hard-drive suffering.

    use something like SMART Utility to check the condition of the drive (to an extent, SMART is by no mean a backup replacement or guarantee for anything, but it is a fair indicator that a drive might fail.)

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