Getting concerned about my hard drive 27" iMac 2010

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rossmorgan29, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. rossmorgan29, Jun 7, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011

    rossmorgan29 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011
    A while back I suffered a power outage. Kinda when I first got my iMac. I don't remember being able to hear the hard drive at all before that but now when the computer is working I can hear a faint clicking sound. It's not loud, but I just don't recall ever hearing anything before. The other reason I'm concerned is that of course my iMac has a 1 Tb 7200 rpm hard drive. But when I run the black magic hard drive speed test from the Mac app store my hard drive rates REALLY LOW. I just don't see how this could be. the hard drive isnt remotely full, i havent quite used 200 gb worth of space... The computer doesn't seem to be running super slow or anything like one would expect from a computer with hard drive complications. But that lack of performance really freaked me out. Anybody have any ideas?

    Edit: and how long should it take to verify the disk with disk utility? When I verify mine it says it's going to take 7-8 minutes at first, then it seems like it just skips right to the end... Weird. It verifies for a total of about 45 seconds to a minute. I also found that concerning. My comp is still covered un der warranty, think it's worth a trip to the apple store?
  2. bpeeps macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2011
    Clicking is never a good sound... your drive could be on the verge of failure. Make sure you back it up onto an external hard drive. I think it is for sure worth a trip to the Apple Store. Can't ever be too careful.
  3. rossmorgan29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011
    Yeah it's a real faint sound. You have to get right next up to the screen to hear it. I'm mostly scared of the hard drive performance result and the disk utility phenomenon.

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