Do all WD drives vibrate?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by crabbo, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. crabbo macrumors newbie

    crabbo

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    I bought a WD My Passport cheap from Amazon and pulled it apart to get to the WD2500BEVS (250gb) drive.
    I popped it in my macbook, which was easy enough, but today I had to go back to the original hard drive. The vibration from the replacement drive at first did not feel too bad but after a short while it started to bother me and soon after I had to walk away from the machine.

    I still need to upgrade the HD.
    Does the WD3200BEVT (320GB) have the same vibration problem?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Vibration? Are you sure you properly seated the drive in the bracket and snugged everything down? WD drives are usually quiet and do not vibrate unless you just got a defective drive. If it's really vibrating, I would return it to Amazon for a refund or a new one.

    Regards.
     
  3. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    I'll second the defective drive theory, I pulled both a 160 and a 320 from a Passport and don't notice any vibration.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I've got a 250Gb Bevis drive in my MBP: no vibrations here...
     
  5. crabbo thread starter macrumors newbie

    crabbo

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I will swap it out for another - probably the 320Gb model
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Vibration or that gyration feel to it? In other works is it physically shaking or do you just feel a hum and wobble to it.
     

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