Seagate 320GB Hard Drive - does yours 'beep' ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by msmth928, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. msmth928 macrumors regular

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    I upgraded the drive in my MBP to a seagate 7200rpm 320GB disk, but it beeps every few seconds and I can hear the fans on almost all the time.

    My left/right fans are showing as 2001rpm
    My CPU temp is 55
    My hard disk temp is 33

    Does anyone else's drive beep? Anyone else got a seagate - how do you find it?

    What are everyone else's temps and fan speeds?
     
  2. phantasmagoria macrumors regular

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    Yes, mine beeps too. In my case it's not a failing hard drive noise (and god knows I've heard my fair share of those! :) ) but the sound of the drive heads parking as can be confirmed by installing and configuring hdapm (http://mckinlay.net.nz/hdapm/) to stop the drive powering down. I used hdapm for a bit, but now I'm happy that it isn't a "problem" noise I no longer use it and have just learned to ignore it. It is a bit annoying though.

    I don't hear the fans though, unless I'm running at full CPU for some time. Your temps seem fine, so I wouldn't worry. I idle at around 41C and hit 75C and above at full tilt.
     
  3. msmth928 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info!

    So does this mean it's a hard drive 'fault'? It's brand new so I could send it back for a replacement - if I do that should I get a different brand because the 'beep' is part and parcel of these seagate drives?

    If so which drives are recommended for the mbps?
     
  4. msmth928 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just an update to say I got through to seagates chat support and they told me it is an early indication of drive failure and I should send it back. They gave me an RMA thingy, but I'm gonna send it back for a refund instead.
     

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