Mac mini with noisy Fusion Drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Special-Ed, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. Special-Ed macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2013
    The fusion drive in my Mac mini has been constantly making a whirring, ticking noise. It used to run silently, but now it sounds like the drive is working overtime. I understand that the fusion drive moves files back and forth in the background, but this seems pretty excessive. Do any other fusion equipped mini users, or even iMac with fusion drive users have this problem?
  2. mneblett macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2008
    First -- back up everything, now! A lot of ticking noise is associated with a failing hard drive.

    Second, use disk utility to verify the drive as a starting point for diagnosis.
  3. Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

    Aug 31, 2012
    An island in the Andaman Sea.
    Yes, get everything backed up…….. then get the HDD checked / replaced.

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