sound of the HD Spinning?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jinx5000, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. jinx5000 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2010
    I just got my 27" i5 and everything seems perfect! no yellow screen/bleeding/dead pixels! I couldn't be happier.

    I got one with a WD HD and was wondering if others with the same HD had the same issue as i do... If it is an issue at all or it this is normal...

    i'll be sitting in my room (perfectly quiet) and i can hear a spinning noise... very low but sounds like either a fan or the HD spinning. There is no grinding noise just the sound of something spinning... i was wondering if this is normal?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    If you are in a perfectly quiet room, you will be able to hear either the hard drive or fan spinning
  3. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    Compared to a desktop tower, or a laptop, the case of the 27" iMac makes a good sounding board, so even faint mechanical sounds and vibrations, may be amplified enough to be audible.
  4. Maltkvist macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    And it's mechanical. No ssd-drive with no moving parts.
  5. spencecb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    In my experience, an iMac runs nearly silent. From time to time you'll be able to hear the hdd flare up.

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