New Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DCH, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. DCH macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2007

    I'm new to the forum and new to the Mac world, left old windows this Christmas after a 12 year love hate realtionship (it just wasn't working out) and entered the mac world. Took delivery of my new Mac pro (base model). It is great, but for the first week she was silent,, now I can gear the hard drive, is that normal? (Standard hard drive read/write sounds). Peace of mind would be appreciated. Wouldn't ask if she hadn't been so quiet at the start!
  2. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030


    Jan 10, 2007
    The true sign of a quiet computer is if you can hear the hard drives. Perfectly normal my friend. Good luck with the new purchase and congrats!
  3. DCH thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2007
    Thanks for the quick reply. I guess it seems obvious on refelction!:)
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    The drive carriers are pretty, but the mechanical design is slightly ropey. Try reseating the hard disks if you notice more hard drive noise than at first.
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Yes its normal to hear the drives. Most people not used to a system quite enough to actually hear the drives. Like a friend of mine has a PC that is very very noisy he came to my house and heard the hard drives and was like wow i never though those drives made that kind of noise! One of the drives in there was one he had in his system two days before.
  6. product26 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2005
    also check to see which drive you have (western digital or seagate)
  7. BiikeMike macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2005
    So really, the Mac Pro is quiet as heck! on my peecee desktops, I can't even hear myself think over it sometimes!
  8. cynerjist macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006

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