Noise level with 7200 rpm stock drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pgp78, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. pgp78 macrumors newbie

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    Have any of you ordered a 2011 MBP with the 7200 rpm drive? If so, I would appreciate if you could comment on the drive is audible while idle or if it the drive is louder than the fans.

    Thanks
     
  2. mox123 macrumors 6502

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    i have the 500GB 7200rpm from the 2010 version....no sound whatsoever in a quiet room
     
  3. pgp78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.

    I'm a fellow Chicagoan. I see you have the high-res display. Is it easy on the eyes?

    I'm going to order a BTO machine and will probably go with the 7200 rpm drive, but I'm concerned the high res display might cause eyestrain since I spend 10-12 hours a day on the computer doing software development.
     
  4. mox123 macrumors 6502

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    howdie fellow city dweller :)

    getting high-res was a must for me, as I work in front of my machine 12-15 hours a day too. I program in Matlab/mathematica/excel and use photoshop/ illustrator/dreamweaver and LaTeX most of the times. For me, I need something portable and yet can display two document-sized windows side-by- side at the very minimum when I multi-task.

    One thing though, my eyes tire easily when I work in Windows 7 under bootcamp. though I chalk it up to the way windows rasterizes fonts rather than pixel density.
     
  5. bubbacaster macrumors newbie

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    I have the 7200RPM 500GB drive on my 2.0 GHz 15" MBP. Mine has been very quiet, no noticeable noise.
     
  6. Verix macrumors regular

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  7. bubbacaster macrumors newbie

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    Well, not the one in my MBP. So far it's been quiet *and* smooth, with no detectable vibrations. Mine came with the Hitachi 7200 RPM, which I think is the most common one Apple installs.

    I know there have been reports of noise and vibration with the 7200 RPM drives, but it's not universal. At least some are quiet and smooth.
     

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