Seagate hard drive making a "ca-chink" sound in a MacBook Pro *NOT the SMS*

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrCheeto, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    I have a person that sent along this video and it concerns me that a hard drive would make such a noise. It's unlike anything I've heard in a drive.

    He claims the original owner installed a new Seagate 7200rpm in the book, and that it mostly happens when loading a web-page on Safari.

    Every time I look up "hard drive click" I get the SMS triggered "tink" but this notebook is not in motion and instead makes a "ca-chink".


  2. DevinPitcher macrumors regular

    May 23, 2009
    Michigan, USA, Earth
    I have this issue too, and it bugs the **** out of me. I am considering buying another drive, WD this time, but don't want to if I don't have to.

    It's NOT failing, but it does it all the time, sometimes in groups of 3 right after each other.

    Also, the video was removed.
  3. fedup flyer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    Make a back up and get rdy to replace your drive.
    I had the same thing happen and it took about 3 months for the drive to finally fail. Of course it failed during a backup.

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