Does the 7200rpm drive create more noise than the 5400rpm?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Joko, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Joko macrumors 6502

    Joko

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    I have significantly more noise coming from the left side of my MBP, its a smooth 'fan' type noise, not whiny or grinding at all. But I use this machine for recording and need it to be quieter. Could I have an overly noisy HD or is this because it's a 7200? The right side has a very faint fan sound compare to the left.
    Thanks.
     
  2. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    Its slightly more noisy by specs but I never heard mine working
     
  3. Joko thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joko

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    Thanks for the reply. I wish there was a way to work out if it's the left fan or HD making the sound.
     
  4. MacDaddy08 macrumors regular

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    Generally a 7200 RPM HD doesnt make more noise than a 5400 RPM. The difference really is the brand of HD you put in it. Seagate HDs tend to be a little more noisy than others while the Hitachi travelstar is less noisy.
     
  5. Joko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great thanks for the reply. Mine is a Seagate - Momentus ST9160823AS so I'm guessing that's the culprit. I will have to look into a fix for this!
     

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