sound of the HD Spinning?

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

  1. jinx5000 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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