noisy fusion drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MegaSignal, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. MegaSignal macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2003
    I've been noticing that the hdd read/write head portion of my fusion drive on my Mac mini (late 2012) chattering like crazy, almost never stopping.

    I know that there's a lot of swapping between the ssd and hdd portions of the fusion drive, but has anyone else noticed this?
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    an oem or a diy version of fusion. if oem bring to the store to complain it should not be noisy.
  3. MegaSignal thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2003

    And yes, it's an OEM fusion drive, beating the living daylights out of its read/write head; I'd rather not trust my data to this situation I'm having with my HDD.
  4. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    When hard drives make lots of noise, its not a good sign. Back up as soon as you can and call apple to get it replaced.
  5. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Fusion drive is silent. Take it back to get a replacement.

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