Macbook Pro Hard Disk Loading Sound

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Manjey Puirtili, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Manjey Puirtili macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2007
    I recently bought a MacBook Pro and when I click to start/load programs (like opening iDVD, Firefox, VLC player etc. etc.) or when I copy files from my external hard disk to my MacBook Pro, I notice a series of low sounds (like clacking). These sounds are heard only when loading/starting programs, otherwise the notebook is very silent. I'm sure these sounds are common in other laptops/desktops (esp. desktop hard drives) but just wanted to check if this is normal for a MacBook Pro. Thanks.

    15.4' MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz
    2 GB RAM 667 MHz
    NVIDIA 8600 GT
    160 GB 7200 RPM
  2. -kritter- macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2007
    thats just normal drive chatter, this sound happens as the head or heads rapidly sweep accross the platter or platters to access or write data on the hard disk...totally normal...
  3. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    I'd be interested to know what make the hard drive is.

    Don't have my mac here right now though to tell you where to look.

    Would be in system profiler somewhere.

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