Mac Pro 2010 whine

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  1. iskid macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I noticed my Mac Pro 2010 began to emit a high pitch whine ONLY while copying files TO a network share. It's strange, it happens only while copying files To a network share and not from a network, or to/from USB disks.. My Mac Pro works normally, but while copying file it emit that noise. Being a Mac older than 7 years, might be some capacitor, or something else that is going to die? Does it happens to others?
     
  2. sunapple macrumors 6502a

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    If it truly is only when copying files, I would think it's the HDD. But it really doesn't happen when you copy to a USB? You sure the noise comes from the Mac Pro and not from that network share (might be placed elsewhere but you never know)?

    Kind of a vague problem really, all kinds of components in a Mac Pro can make those sounds like the processors and power supply. Copying files to a networks share isn't that different from other things you might do on a computer except for the use of the network and the HDD.
     
  3. nnoble macrumors regular

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    iskid, when I started hearing strange noises from my MacBook Pro 2010 I searched online. I'm not in a position to find that site now but on that site a whole range of various noises are described uniquely well. My particular noise (more of a clicking or knocking on an empty tin) pointed to graphics issues. Even tests run instore in UK didn't show a problem, but sure enough the graphics went and I was fortunate enough to be able to get it repaired in Thailand. So, sorry I can't access a search engine to find that site for you now but there is one out there and it's good.
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    OP was taking about Mac Pro 2010, not MacBook Pro 2010.
     
  5. elf69 macrumors 65816

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    If only when talking to network share then is it possible your lan card could be at fault here?

    As you say not when using USB.
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Then why it only happen when uploading file but not downloading file? I am not familiar how the network operate. Is there any big difference between upload / download? Use totally different part of the network card?

    Anyway, Is there any good test OP can do (e.g.) network speed test?

    If its the network card, can we expect the same noise when performing the upload test?
     
  7. nnoble macrumors regular

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    Damn. Not the first time I've made that mistake, but never before so publicly.
     
  8. elf69 macrumors 65816

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    Can OP try say a usb to lan adaptor or another pci card see if it goes away.

    I seen pc lan cards do strange things as they age and start to fail.
     

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