Replacement 2011 iMac hard drive noisy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kylera, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. kylera macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    My 2011 iMac was part of the 1TB HDD recall program, so I had the drive replaced. But now maybe it's just me, but the hard drive seems noisy..or noisier than the old one. System Information says I now have a WD hard drive. Are they noisier than Seagates?
     
  2. Medic278, Apr 8, 2012
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    Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    HDD do make some noise when they are spinning up. What does it sound like and about how loud is it? Generally HDD aren't super loud just kind of a quiet hum, if it is really loud then it maybe a trip back to the Apple store for you.
     
  3. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's not so noisy I can't sleep, but it's definitely louder than the old hard drive.

    I guess I'll wait it out a few more days and see if I forget about it :p
     
  4. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    If you think its loud then its probably louder than it should be. If I were I would take it back to Apple and have them check it out. After all it would suck to find out that its a problem after your apple care ran out.
     
  5. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good advice. I'll call Apple about it tomorrow.
     

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