Apple using different SuperDrives for new MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by HSE, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. HSE Guest

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    I just picked up a MacBook 2.4 GHz with 4 GB RAM and SSD. My buddy ordered the same model but with the standard HDD. So, when I wake or start-up my MB, I get that harsh SuperDrive noise - much like the noise I had on my old MBP. Still somewhat annoyed by it, but I've gotten used to it.

    My friend's MB, on the other hand, makes a much quieter noise and only lasts a split second compared to mine; much more tolerable. Looking at the specs, I have the Matshita drive (same as my old MBP) and he has one called HT-L or something - can't remember off the top of my head.

    Anyone know why Apple is using different SuperDrives? There's probably nothing I can do about it at this point, but I was just curious.
     
  2. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I have that also. I had the 2.0 Alu. and traded it in for the 2.4 Alu. and they super drive is louder, but it works perfect. I took it to the Apple Store and they said it was normal. A co-worker also has the 2.4 and his wife has the 2.0 (Both Alu Macbooks) and they noticed it also. I figured as long as it works and only does it when I wake it up, i can live with it.
     
  3. HSE thread starter Guest

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    He actually has the 2.4 though. I guess it's just a luck of the draw :rolleyes:
     
  4. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    I have the HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N, but I don't think it's any quieter. It sounds exactly the same as all my previous macs (black MB, white MB, 12" Powerbook).
     
  5. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I called my friend at work and he told me the 2.4 is more quieter, so it is luck of the draw. As long as it works, i don't really mind it.
     
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    My 2.0 is MUCH quieter than my old 2.2GHz MacBook was.
     
  8. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    My 2.4 Unibody MacBook's optical drive is really quiet upon waking up. Much, Much quieter than my old Black MacBook. I don't know the manufacturer but will check it once I get home.
     
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    I have the HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N which is apparently an LG drive. It is really quite.
     
  10. Storm Shadow macrumors regular

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    Same, only a quick quiet sound
     
  11. chill. macrumors 6502

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    i have a standard 2.4 with a matshita superdrive

    it is very loud, but it only happens on startup/waking up from sleep/loading CDs. i don't mind it that much as long as it works
     
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