Minor start up issue

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ^squirrel^, May 25, 2007.

  1. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    #1
    Hi,

    On my Macpro, recently since installing a few new hard drives it takes a while to make the "Apple bong" noise. The fans spin at full RPM for about 5-6 seconds then it decides to boot. Loading times are as normal after the "bong".

    Is it anything to worry about?

    Thanks

    Darren
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    It should be fine. There's more hardware for the Mac to check and initialise so it should take a little longer. I wouldn't have thought it to be this noticeable, but I don't know the specifics of your setup. :)
     
  3. ^squirrel^ thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    #3
    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I've got 4 X 512mb - When i installed this from new it was fine.

    Then installed a 2nd Hard Drive ( 2x 160gb ) - Still fine
    Then Installed a 3rd Hard Drive (320bg) - Now takes a while to load.

    I'm going to remove all the oter drives later today and see what happens.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #4
    Well, start by just removing the 320GB drive. Is there any difference? :)
     
  5. island macrumors 6502

    island

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    #5
    Also try taking the other hard drive out and leavin the new one in. See what happens...
     

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