iMac 24" Core 2 Duo- Hard Drive Noise

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hogger, May 21, 2007.

  1. hogger macrumors newbie

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    When I start up my iMac 24", I can hear the hard drive being accessed for 5-10 minutes after the computer is up and running. Is this normal? I get the feeling that this computer is constantly accessing its hard drive, even when it is idle or working under a minimal load. Do others have this problem?
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    Do you have at least 10% of the drive free or has it filled up close to capacity? That would do it.
     
  3. hogger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Drive is at least 30% free, so it can't be that.
     
  4. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

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  5. Thrash911 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's just indexing the files? Or whatever it's called..
     
  6. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't say mine does it for ten minutes.

    Mine will do it when I switch on and the little thing is going round and round and loading on the white screen.

    and when it returns from sleep when being asleep for more than a few hours.
     

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