MBP 17" Unibody - Hardrive Noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crazylegsmurphy, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. crazylegsmurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2008
    Could you all do me a favor and listen to your HD's on your new 17" MBP.

    I have the 7200 rpm, and this is what I hear all the time:

    MBP HD Recording

    I recorded this by opening Garageband, selecting a new track, recording with internal mic at full recording volume. I opened Firefox and Mail, then back to Garageband. Then I just upped the volume by 6dB so you could all hear it without having to crank your volume.

    This is what I hear whenever there is any sort of load on the CPU.

    I have tried using HDAPM (I think it's called), but it didn't seem to stop the problem.

    Any thoughts?

  2. dingus macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    It's my only gripe with this machine, and from what I've read Apple considers it completely acceptable. Reasonably priced SSDs can't come soon enough.
  3. capriseyhaze macrumors regular


    Mar 3, 2009
    Mine basiclly silent. It sounds like its loose or it need lube or soMething. I dont know man
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    My 7200 320GB stock hard drive in my Unibody 17" is completely silent, its even quieter on max speed than my 15" Unibody.
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    That sounds like a physical issue, so I doubt anything will fix it short of replacing the drive.

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