New MBP 15, Super drive is super noisy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vanc, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. vanc macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2007
    I did not expect the super drive is so noisy when boot up. It spins and spins, trying to read from the empty slot. I have a Macbook SR (2007), and it's much quiet.

    Anybody has similar issue?
  2. theGreenHornet macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2008
    I noticed the same thing on the previous gen. umbp.. At first I thought it was either on crack or just broken, but unfortunately its neither.. Id be happy if it didnt exist at all. +1 for externals..
  3. vanc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2007
    I can live with that. One improvement over my 2007 MacBook is when wake up from sleep, the super driver does not spin up.
  4. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Basically there are 2 models of superdrives.

    one is the Hitachi-LG model and the other is the Matsushita (sp?)/Panasonic model.

    the panasonic model in my experience has always been the louder drive during the drive's initialization on boot up. the HT-LG is quiet. its really 50/50 on what drive you get. This is coming from someone who has had the LG first, then replaced with a Panasonic. The Panasonic on my first MBP was also louder.

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