iMac replacement hard drive problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cosrocket, May 2, 2010.

  1. cosrocket macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    I have a 24 inch iMac which was virtually silent. Last week the hard drive started failing so Apple replaced it under my AppleCare warranty. The trouble is now I constantly hear the new hard drive reading data, even when I’m listening to music I can hear the hard drive in the background which is very annoying. I never heard any noise from the original hard drive. I did notice that the replacement drive is a Seagate unit where the original drive was a WD. I called Apple again and they want me to bring it into the Apple Store again. I just don’t want to be going back and forth with this thing and not have anything improve. Shouldn’t I get it back from repair exactly the same as it originally was? I wonder if I they can specify what brand hard drive Apple sends to the store.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    They just replaced it with similar drive (same capacity and speed). Ask them to replace it with exactly same HD as it had, WDs are quieter than Seagates so just ask for Western Digital Caviar Blue

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