MacBook Pro 15 SSD Noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by madgibbon, May 6, 2018.

  1. madgibbon macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2013
    I have a three month old 2017 MacBook Pro 15 with 256 GB SSD. Has anyone else here noticed what I can only describe as a screeching noise when the SSD is being access.

    Never noticed it on other machines with SSD’s including my previous 2017 MacBook Pro 13.

  2. smallcoffee macrumors 65816

    Oct 15, 2014
    North America
    I don't think the SSD has any moving parts - so I would hazard to say it's unlikely that the SSD is making this noise.
  3. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Coil Whine would be my guess. Real common on modern devices with a lot of components in close proximity. It is coming from electric circuits in the board or SSD. GPU cards and power supplies are notorious for it. Google "coil whine" and I bet you find a video with the same noise you are hearing.

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