Hard Drive Noise???

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ahaley1986, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. ahaley1986 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    As of recent I've been noticing on my penryn blackbook that the hdd sounds similar to my fan running at 2500-2700 rpm. I may be mistaken, but I feel like that the computer used to be almost silent except when I put my ear very close to it. Is that amount of noise from the hdd common on other macbooks or could this potentially be a problem? Thanks!
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    The HD will run hard when it's doing HD-intensive tasks, such as running a backup or moving a lot of files. Is it running hard all of the time or just occasionally?
  3. ahaley1986 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    I'm not doing anything more than just using firefox and ichat. I usually have mail, calendar, itunes, and preview running, but closed to the dock. Could it potentially be stuff on dashboard? I am using a forecast widget, dopplar radar, organized, notes, a red sox score widget, a mlb scoreboard, espn widget, calculator, itunes widget, the movie ticket widget, and istat nano.

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