Changed HDD - started to hear my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ZzBoG, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. ZzBoG macrumors member

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    I used to have 160GB 5400 HDD untill today's morning..

    Now there's WD Scorpio BLue 500GB installed in my MBP.

    And I can hear some silent noise, coming from that HDD. I mean my previous, low-capacity 160GB Hitachi was just silent (no noise at all!!)

    Is there anything, that can be done about it?? I mean if I had known, I should've gone for 7200.4 500GB Momentus!!

    I still hope there are some tweaks, that can silent my HDD... Are there?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I know what you mean but saying some silent noise makes absolutely no sense.

    Anyways, there's possibly a couple of reasons why the HD is noisier, one is that the bearings need time to seat properly and after a little while it will quiet down. The other reason is that its just a noisier drive and there's little you can do to dampen the sound.

    Unless the noise is loud, I'd not get too worked up about it.
     
  3. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    WD Scorpio BLue 500GB is noisy

    There has been a lot written here about noisy WD Scorpio Blues. Try searching. The constant low level whooshing noise was annoying and I also had the head parking clicking sound every 10 seconds in my '09 MBP. I took mine out and now use it in an external case for TM. I went back to the stock Fujitsu which is much quieter. Others are also reporting that the Hitachi HD's are quiet too. Maybe this is why Apple uses these 2 brands.;)
     
  4. ZzBoG thread starter macrumors member

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    After some time the noise became a less noticeable, I can call my MBP almost silent.

    If it's gonna be this way in the future, I'll be keeping the drive.

    And I am very picky here, since my MBP is on all the time and serves as an alarm clock in the morning.
     
  5. syriangamer macrumors newbie

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    The WD and Seagate ARE more audiable than the original. I have a quick DIY method for silencing over at my blog :cool: here. However, after some quick reading it would seem that the quietest option might be to buy

    a) a smaller hd, or
    b) buy hitachi/fujitsu
     
  6. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't a real alarm clock make more sense than burning your mac's circuitry 24/7?
     
  7. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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