HD Noisy

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by imacintel, May 16, 2006.

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    I have the iMac core duo as you can see in my name. It has been making some noises- the clicking noise you hear from an HD. It is gttinng very loud and annoying.:rolleyes: :confused:

    Anyone else have this?

    Should i try magicnoisekiller like the MBP?
  2. truz macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2006

    When does it happen? under stress of loading apps or all the time? You might have a bad HD and need to have it replaced. Give livechat on apple.com/support a try as they will fix the issue or replace your HD.

    edit: Surely not replace your HD via livechat ;) but will get the request put in.
  3. khisayruou macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2004
    magicnoisekiller has nothing to do with intel imacs or hard drive noise, it was meant to eliminate cpu whine from the MBP.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    imacintel, is this happening under strain or are you using the hard drive normally? Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. It's one of those problems that might get worse if you try to fix it, especially if you the MacBook Pro remedies. :)
  5. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    I am gonna try that. It is under all ranges of workloads, from runnning safari, to using limewire(legally). If they say that i really need a new HD, welcome to my world, MacBook. It makes the hd clicking noise as loud as an old Winblows 95 166 MHZ Pentium MMX machine. Trust me, I have one. :rolleyes:
  6. mikehowett macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Mine started clicking too, so I ran the disk utility, no problems found, ran the hardware test, no problems found, used Seagate's online testing facility under XP, problem found, then went back to OS X, hard drive failed S.M.A.R.T verification. Phoned Apple support, told me if it passes the hardware test it's fine, even though it's showing as failed in the disk utility. It passed the hardware test but was still saying failed in the disk utility. Thought a full reinstall of OS X might help, tried it and now it says it's fine, no S.M.A.R.T problems:rolleyes: :confused:
  7. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006

    Some clicking is normal, but this is fracking loud! Louder than a computer of this age should be!Quiet clicking is normal, but still, this is fracking loud man, so I am chatting what Apple. I love apple, but I did not expect this.
  8. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006

    Thanks:) :mad: at zpple

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