Don't take this the wrong way, but what you are hearing may be normal. All HDs make some noise, and after being used to the sound of one type, the noises made by another can really sound scary. I'd try and run a disk checking program and also search for a widget or app that can check the SMART status. If both say everything is fine, then it probably is. The sounds will then fade into the background as you get used to them and expect them with certain tasks.manutd said:i just recieved my replacement imac and i still get ticking sounds from the hardrive whenever i open a application, you can only hear it in quiet conditions though
manutd said:which brand of hard drive do imacs use, i usually get seagates which are reliable and quiet. If you have a mighty mouse you can kinda recreate the sound for yourself by rolling the scroll ball, mutiply this sound by 3 and add some bass to the sound, this is the sound im getting.
i probally am being a bit picky, but i want my imac to be perfect, also a lot of other people on the forum are saying their imacs run silently.
The guy did give you bad info--or at least exaggerated: no computer with a hard disk and/or fans can ever be COMPLETELY silent.manutd said:The apple guy on the phone did say the imac was ment to be completely silent.
everything probally is ok
I'd listen to them as much as possible thenmanutd said:right now i can hear the fans, which sounds quite calming.