HD humming

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Dale Cooper, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Dale Cooper macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

    Sep 20, 2005
    I just bought an old Pismo, but the HD is making a lot of noise, not only when it's reading or writing, but all the time. Is this normal on older harddrives? I've got a rev. C PB 12" that I never hear anything from, and a LaCie which I can hear sometimes, but is not like the Pismo.

    I've done some googling, and the IBM-DJSA-220 HD in the Pismo, is from what I understand not the most quiet, but still. Mine's loud.

    I took a HD test with TechTool Pro, and the S.M.A.R.T.-test showed an error with "Load/Unload Cycle Count". Everything else was OK according to the test.

    Can anyone give me a hint on what's wrong? If anything is wrong... I would appriciate it very much.
  2. vashim66 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2003
    This is normal. HD's used to be a lot louder. My girlfriend's pismo does the same thing and my older lombard did it as well.

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