Has your macbook pro gotten louder over time?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dsprimal, May 17, 2010.

  1. dsprimal macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2010
    Hey everyone, i just wanted to see if anyone else's mbp's have gotten louder over time. To be more specific, I've downloaded a couple of applications, added movies, music, saved some desktop wallpapers from the net, etc. I've used about 48 GB of my 500GB 7200rpm HDD.

    I recently (just noticed today) realized that beyond the faint sound of the fan during casual use (web surfing, opening files through the finder menu, loading up movies) that i now hear a slight crackling noise of the HD when it loads up the files or whatever i plan on opening.

    It reminds me of the Dell PC I was on before coming to the mac side. But the Dell's crackling noise when loading files up was way more amplified then the crackling noise i hear faintly on my mbp. To keep it simple in comparison, the faint crackling noise i hear in my mbp is very mellow, but the dell's sounds like a thunder storm rumbling when loading files.

    Just worried that the slight crackling noise i hear in my mbp is the beginning of what will eventually come about over time (the end result = dell's rumbling noise).

    Is this normal? and it's what ends up happening as more HDD space is being used?

    ps. My 15" mbp i7 is about 2 weeks old.

  2. macsar macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    same problem


    I have exactly the same problem, i called apple care, they told me that 7200 HD makes loud noises specially with aluminum casing!!!!!.

    I was disappointed because as u said it bring the memories of my PC which was very loud
  3. sergus macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2010
    The same story here.

    It was quiet for two weeks and now I notice the crackling noise coming from the HD. I have 15" MBP 2010 with 500GB HD.
  4. macsar macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008

    Mine also was quit in first week that's why I'm concerned I'm afraid this mean bad hd
    I think early versions of mbp are always have some problems then get fixed by the end of the year

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