Hard drive "stopping disk" too frequently due to motion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EvryDayImShufln, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

    EvryDayImShufln

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    Am I the only one that finds that the new MBP has a much more sensitive motion sensor in the hard drive or something? I find it locks up for almost no reason very often. Or is the hard drive screwed in some way?

    Does this happen to you? Simply lifting the computer somewhat quickly triggers the hard drive to lock. My old MBPs never did that (and I've had maybe 5 different models).
     
  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    yeah its normal, but I think it is too sensitive also
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    I'd have thought the SMS would require a proper shake, at least a few G's before locking the hard drive.
     
  4. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    My MacBook Alu does this too. Could it be that the unibody stiffness transmits movement more than the previous more flexible chassis?
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    Haha, you think the previous generations were made out of paper or something?!
     
  6. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    Not exactly...:rolleyes:

    But my 12" PowerBook had some give whereas the unibody is absolutely rigid.
     
  7. topcash macrumors member

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    is there a way to turn down the sensitive ?
    [​IMG]
     
  8. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    I was never able to find something to do it, I was only able to find out how to disable the motion sensor, which prolly isnt a good thing either.
     
  9. EvryDayImShufln thread starter macrumors 65816

    EvryDayImShufln

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    Hey I would actually like to know how to do this! If I drop my laptop, I'll have bigger things to worry about than lost data so I don't mind disabling it.
     
  10. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    The 10.4 method still works in 10.5
    And you can check the status if it is disabled or not in the system profiler's hardware tab

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TA22840?viewlocale=en_US
     
  11. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

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    You have bigger things to worry about than lost data? Hardware can be replaced, data can not. Here's hoping you have a reliable and up-to-date back-up solution.
     
  12. EvryDayImShufln thread starter macrumors 65816

    EvryDayImShufln

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    Yes I do.

    Don't most hard drives not have this system anyway? I mean honestly at the slightest quick movement I hear a big click from the hard drive. It's kind of ridiculous that it would do that, it's not like it's in free fall or anything.
     

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