My once silent hard drive now very noisy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by merlinn, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. merlinn macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2.6 MBP with a Hitachi 7200 200 GB hard drive. The computer is about 7 months old. In the last week the drive has gone from virtually silent to very loud, a varying ticking or clicking sound. How concerned should I be?? I have my data backed up on time capsule.

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  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    symptoms of a dying hard drive. back up everything immediately to be safe. then if it dies you can install a new 2.5" SATA hard drive and restore your backup! :)
     
  3. merlinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My mac life has been trying... I bought a MBP when the new model was released in Feb, in 2 weeks dead hard drive... 2 months later, more issues and Apple replaced my MBP with a new one...

    I am still under warranty, do I have any choice in what drive it is replaced with?? Is this a common experience, I have not had these types of problems pre mac.. do not want to go back to pc.. but please Apple

    I will get to my time capsule in a few hours, back up again, then off to the Apple store.. Lucky the store is 100 yards from my office and they know me quite well.. 2 Imacs, MB, MBP etc this year.. All the other equipment have been trouble free, only the MBP has been a problem.. you would think the "consumer" models would have had the problems, not the "pro" model..

    Merlinn
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ask them to do diagnostics on the Mac and not just the hard drive. there may be a problem with your MBP. you too could try the Apple Hardware Test by starting up into the first install DVD holding D.
     

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