Noise - WD Scorpio Black

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gu4rd1an, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. gu4rd1an, Jan 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011

    gu4rd1an macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    I've recently upgrade my mid 2010 mbp 13" with a wd scorpio black 500gb.
    System speed seems really increased but my worries are about noise.
    The hitachi hard disk i've removed from the laptop was REALLY SILENT so the difference now it's really noticeable (also speed difference XD) but there's a way to tell OSX to use the hard drive in a "silent way" ? XD

    Does I need to disable the sudden motion sensor of the mbp?
  2. Mikey7c8 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    try resetting the pram. I found that helped me when I upgraded my HDD.
  4. gu4rd1an thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    @Mikey7c8: LOL


    don't mind, just seen on web. Let's try...
  5. gu4rd1an thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
  6. Steve Mobs macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    I have a 7,200 RPM drive. It's practically as quiet at as my previous one (stock). I'm not sure if there's something wrong with your drive or if it's just Scorpio Blacks.
  7. gu4rd1an thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    Yes, i don't know how to check if it's a fail of the drive of the whole scorpio black line

    What drive have you bought?
  8. smeg36 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2009
    It's that specific drive. I had a couple WD Scorpio Blacks, but the 320GB, and they were silent as can be.
  9. Steve Mobs macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    Seagate Momentus 750GB.
  10. gu4rd1an thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    battery autonomy seem to be *almost* the half :S
  11. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    Some hard drives like to 'chatter' and it seems this doesn't always mean that the reliability is compromised. The hard drive is just very 'talkative'. If it is annoying, the company will probably replace it or tell you some things to try first before they replace it.
  12. monaarts macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2010
    Kennesaw, GA
    I agree… I currently have a 320GB scorpio black in mine and it runs awesome… I had a 500GB Scorpio Black and it ran awesome too! Both just as quiet as the 5400RPM drives. ;-) Take your drive back and get a new one.

    - Joe
  13. Stev0lution macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2010
    The scorpio black in my Dell E6400 is REALLY loud as well. It sounds like the exhaust fan is constantly running. The Momentus XT I have in my MPB is whisper quiet. Seeing as they'r both 7200rpm drives, it may be that the scorpio is just a loud drive. Before you all say that I should exchange my scorpio, I've already had it replaced. The first one was similarly loud and started to exhibit the click of death after a year =/
  14. pyroo macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2007
    I have the western digital scorpio black, it is very fast, but also very loud and vibrates a lot, if you don't mind that, it is a good harddrive, if it bothers you, try scorpio blue instead, it's very silent

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