Is it normal for the HD to make a noise during startup??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacGyver113, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. MacGyver113 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a new MBP a couple weeks ago and I noticed everytime I start it up, it seems like the hard drive makes a whining noise. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
     
  2. CalBoy macrumors 604

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  3. MacGyver113 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. I think it is the HD because it sounds like a disk reading/writing whenever I press the on button. It only happens when I start up the computer.
     
  4. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Is it a high pitched buzzing sound? Or is it simply a sound you expect from a HD that's no longer idle?
     
  5. MacGyver113 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it sounds like a hard disk winding up. it's not really loud or high pitched. i just noticed it does that only during startup and it really doesn't make a sound anytime else during normal operation. although, i haven't used the superdrive yet either, so maybe i should test to see if the superdrive makes any noise.
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Yeah I think a test would be prudent. Otherwise, I don't think you have too much to worry about. As long as your HD doesn't sound sick :p you're probably ok.
     
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  8. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    No problem (though I don't think I did much :eek:).

    Be sure to have all your stuff backed up just in case. However, I think you'll be ok.
     

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