Mac Mini 2011 HDD spind down sound

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by slidor, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. slidor macrumors newbie

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    Jul 30, 2011
    #1
    Hi,

    I finally got my mini last week and I installed it today.
    Annoyingly, the HDD makes some strange spindown noise when going to sleep mode or when shutting down the machine.

    It's like a little humming when you hear that the drive is shutting down.
    Do somebody else have the same experience?

    I fear I have to return the mini to the shop where I bought it.

    Greets
    slidor
     
  2. basher macrumors 6502

    basher

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    May 27, 2011
    Location:
    Glendale, AZ USA
    #2
    i'd take it back for an exchange. Sounds like the drive is in the early stages of failing. The strange noise is the drives way of alerting you to impending doom.
     

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