Just upgraded Macbook Pro HDD, possible issues?

Aegelward

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Jul 31, 2005
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This week i just upgraded my MBP to a 7200RPM Seagate Momentus drive.

The drive works great, but i've noticed far, far more noise from my system, a constant low whispering noise, when i put my ear to the palmrest, i notice that the drive sounds like it's constantly spun up and when i put it on my desk there is a vibration from the drive.

There seems to be a detrimental effect to battery life as well, my usual quote of 5-6 hours of battery life has dropped to roughly 4 and a half, several forum posts practically guaranteed there would be no affect o battery life from upgrading to a higher RPM drive

I cloned OSX over onto the drive, is there any possibility that it's managing the disc performance improperly?

Also, is there any kind of acoustic padding that i can possibly use to keep the drive quiet?
 

kidwithdimples

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Jun 17, 2007
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Everything you listed are normal. Get rid of your OCD or I guess going back to 5400 rpm will cure the OCD.
 

Aegelward

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Jul 31, 2005
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Perhaps i should have gone for 5400RPM, i suppose i'm only irritated because several posts practically guaranteed no alteration in battery life or noise.

Pity there isn't any kind of acoustic tape i can get like the mac mini's hard drive to at least suppress the noise a little.

Oh well, i primarily upgraded because i intend to hand down my machine to my brother when he leaves for college, and get a higher end model for myself when they come out, so i'm only going to keep this for a little while longer.

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Incidentally, considering the spectacular amount of whining that happens on here, i'm intensely amused by the calls of just looking for problems and OCD (hello 20 imac returns)
 

TZRaceR6

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Jun 8, 2010
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I installed a WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm HDD into my wife's MBP 13" and it's pretty figgin quiet. I never hear it over her yelling. j/k... it is quiet though.

If you want silent, need to go with an SSD.
 

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