disk drive - violent??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fluidedge, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007

    something i've been wondering for years about the disk drive on ibooks/MB/PB/MBP etc - should the drive 'snatch' the disk so violently and make that horrible 'in-out-shake-it-all-about' noise that always makes my heart stop for a second and i think "i have put a disk in and not a handful of gravel, haven't I?!"

    I've used drives where the disk goes in smoothly after only about 1 inch of putting the disk in - with apple laptops it seems you have to put the disk in about 4 inches before it snatches it away from you.

    I've found this on 3 ibooks and one MB - is this the same with every laptop??
  2. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    They sure don't instill confidence in their durability. I always feel like they will break the next time I put a disk in. Especially on iMacs.
  3. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    it's the same on dektops too is it?

    I've had one disk drive replaced under waranty after i heard something, not quite go bang, but sort of 'thud' and i had to get the paper clips out to retrieve the disk.

    Macworld 2008 wishlist - a smooth loading disk drive please steve!

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