Mac Pro HD making a chirping noise

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tonywalker23, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. tonywalker23 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2003
    i have had my mac pro for about a year and a few weeks and the hd in bay one (the stock hd, the ones in the other 3 bays ive added)...
    the hd in bay one is making a random chirp sound. ive heard a bad hd make a clicking sound but this is not the same, just a subtle chirp.

    it used to be once in a blue moon now it seems to be around id guess 10-15 times a week give or take.

    heres the info:
    ST3160812AS P:

    Capacity: 149.05 GB
    Model: ST3160812AS P
    Revision: 3.BQH
    Serial Number:
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Bay Name: "Bay 1"
    OS9 Drivers: No
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified

    is this anything to worry about? i have osx on the bay 2 hd since it is the coolest bay and i have a dualboot vista and xp on the bay 1 hd. if it did die it wouldnt be the end of the world but it would be a pain setting it up again.

    any thoughts and/or advice appreciated!
  2. imacfreak macrumors member


    Aug 19, 2004
    Chirping = not good. Make sure you have everything on that hD backed up, it could go at any time. I would call Apple and get a new HD.

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