WD my Passport Ultra very loud fan

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by johnnyXcrane, May 2, 2015.

  1. johnnyXcrane macrumors newbie

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    Is it normal that I can hear the My Passport so hard?
    It's a relieve when I turn the hard drive off. The fan sound like an MacBook Pro when it under some stress.

    Is this normal or do I got a faulty hard drive? The speed is normal.
     
  2. johnnyXcrane thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay the my Passport Ultra don't got a fan. So it's really just the sound of the harddrive 'working'.

    Anyone know a external drive that it more silent?
     
  3. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

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    Solid State Drives (SSD) are really silent as they do not have a spinning platter.
     
  4. johnnyXcrane thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I know. I got a 256gb SSD in my iMac 5K. This why I need a external drive.
    And a 2TB SSD would be a little overkill for my uses.
     

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