uMPB 13' Occasional soft click in hard drive...normal?

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  1. bully worm macrumors regular

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    My place is fairly quiet. I'm not sure if this has been going on since I bought a uMBP 2 months ago but for some weird reason, I decided to listen to my hard drive today. There would be an occasional hiccup or very soft click that can be heard every 22 seconds or so.

    Is this normal?

    Can you guys listen to your hard drives and let me know?
     
  2. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    What hard drive do you have? My hard drive just sounds like a quiet hum =]. In some hard drives audible 'clicks' may occur when writing/reading files.
     
  3. bully worm thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have the stock one that came with the late 2009 uMBP model - a 160gb 5400rpm.

    I also hear a hum but like I said, once in a while, a faint click is heard when I'm utilizing that hdd.
     
  4. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    Does it have g force protection? Model number? (Find in either disk utility or system profiler)
     
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  6. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    You gave volume information, not disk information...

    for example..
     

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  8. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    Okay, your hard drive doesnt seem to have shock protection so it not a conflict with the mac's shock protection (heads parking etc..). If your hard drive is working normally and its just this quiet sound every now and then I would say its fine.
     
  9. bully worm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool. I mean I would think it is okay as temperatures are normal and I haven't experienced any freezes or whatnot.

    Thank you for the help.
     
  10. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    No problem =]
     
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