Opened New Macbook Today - Harddrive Clicking?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ahheck01, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

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    I opened a new aluminum 2.0ghz Macbook today, with 160gb HD. I've run all the updates, installed a few programs, and now when I idle, the hard drive makes a clicking sound. It sounds almost like a bouncy ball dropping from 1cm off of a table. It's just "click" (pause for 10 seconds) "click" (pause for 10 seconds), etc.

    Why is it doing this? I ran disk utility and everything checks out fine.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    -Evan
     
  2. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    What make of hard drive is it ...Toshiba perhaps ?

    It could be the power save function of the drive making that noise...
     
  3. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    There have been countless threads on this issue. It is just easier to hear on these new machines but it isn't a new problem. There may be some solutions, but I haven't tried them yet. Just do a MR search for hdapm.
     
  4. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    Mine did that the first weeks, no longer hear it except while doing HDD intense stuff.
     
  5. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's the hard drive head parking. Mine does it as well and it's very annoying.
     
  6. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I agree. It comes and goes apparently..
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I believe it's when it's all silent you should worry.
     
  8. doug in albq Suspended

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    Not me!

    Fix it with hdapm, if you want.

    One of my recent blog articles outlines the trials and tribulations I went through to fix this maddening clicking.

    My guess is that Apple will do anything to increase battery life, including killing your hard drive.
     

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