Hard disk seeking -- does yours make noise?

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  1. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all,

    I'm curious -- for those of you with MacBooks or MacBook Pros, can you hear your hard drive seeking? I don't know if it's always been there, but I can just faintly hear mine now.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I have pretty stellar hearing.... I've always heard mine (SR MBP). Especially when it's sitting on my desk at home.
     
  3. iCeFuSiOn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I thought I was losing my mind this morning, I could just faintly hear it seeking away when I loaded up an application... but I can only hear it when the room is dead silent. Hopefully, it won't get any louder.

    Needless to say, I take it this is normal?
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Yep i can hear mine also,but it needs to be dead silent for me to hear anything
     
  5. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    Every hard drive makes noise. Nothing to worry about unless it's grinding or making unusual noises outside those of normal operation.
     
  6. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    If you have just become aware of it, I would take that as a sign from the Computer Gods to do a full complete backup and start looking for a replacement drive.
    :eek:
    There is a fine line between the normal read/write sounds and a total platter crash!
     
  7. iCeFuSiOn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it's the first time I've ever used the computer in a totally dead-silent room so that's probably why I didn't notice it. I have to stick my ear to the case just to hear it.
     
  8. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    Probably normal sounds then. When a drive goes into arrest it makes clicky bangy noises that just sound wrong. You do have a backup plan, right? :cool:
     
  9. iCeFuSiOn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah, everything is backed up on two different hard drives. No clicky bangy noises here, just a faint chirp... hard to describe really.
     
  10. iCeFuSiOn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone else notice this behavior as well?
     
  11. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Mine makes a low sorta chirp sound every now and again but its hard to discribe in words
     
  12. macnz macrumors newbie

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    Low chirp is all good

    It's the clicky sound that freaks me out
     
  13. SPt11 macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed the chirps too...
    but my hard drive seems a bit loud. should I be able to hear it spinning when sitting a normal distance away?
     

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