Hard Drive Sound in New Penryn MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rdp322, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. rdp322 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    I have noticed the hard drive seems to run constantly in my new Penryn MacBook Pro. The spinning sounds as if something is always running or installing in the background. Is this normal on the new MacBooks.
  2. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    How long have you let it run for? It could be that Spotlight is still indexing the files on your hard drive. Do you use any downloading programs like Transmission which would be constantly writing to the disk?
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Yeah if you have lots of eBooks, SpotLight will be index for a very very long time.
  4. sjb macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007
    Are you certain it is the hard drive running and not the fans?

    Open up 'Activity Monitor' and click on 'Disk Activity'. If the counters for Reads in/sec and Writes out/sec are not 0, then there is disk activity. If they are 0, then there is not currently disk activity.

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