SSD noise

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  1. Reflexiste macrumors member

    Reflexiste

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    #1
    Hello
    My new 15 is great but I just have a question:
    When there is a disk access, I hear a little noise when I am in total silence. Is this normal?
    Thank you
     
  2. maka344 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    What type of noise?
     
  3. maka344 macrumors 6502a

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  4. Reflexiste thread starter macrumors member

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    It's a bit like a hard drive that scratches but more discreet.
     
  5. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    My 2013's SSD is audible too, but only in an extremely silent room.
     
  6. Reflexiste thread starter macrumors member

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    Or it's a parasite in the loudspeaker that happens when the machine works
     
  7. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    It's the VRMs (Voltage Regulator Modules). Every motherboard has them. When your disk/cpu usage goes up then the voltage increases. It would be nearly impossible to make the VRMs totally silent when SSDs and microchips can transfer so much data in a split second these days. The thin chassis make it more audible.

    Most people don't notice such noises because they don't focus on it.
     
  8. Reflexiste thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you, is exactly that. You found the right words.
    In this case I will not make my difficult if it's normal as the rest of the machine is perfect.
     

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