MBP 17" Unibody - Hardrive Noise

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

  1. crazylegsmurphy macrumors 6502

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. dingus macrumors member

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    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

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

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    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 601

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    That sounds like a physical issue, so I doubt anything will fix it short of replacing the drive.
     

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