WD Scorpio Black 7200RPM Hard Drive WD3200BEKT

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by anish3232, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. anish3232 macrumors member

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    I updated my White 2.4 Macbook with this hard drive back in August. Recently I have been hearing weird noises coming from the hard drive (sounds like beeps). Anyone else having problems with this drive?
     
  2. DarkMCS macrumors newbie

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    I've had mine for a month and no problem so far... :confused:
     
  3. Mr.Gadget macrumors 6502

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    Same here. No problems so far after one month.
     
  4. oldSystem macrumors newbie

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    Scorpio Black WITH Free-Fall Sensor makes beeps

    Yes, i'm getting the beeps, too. It started when I was in XP in Boot Camp after I woke the computer up from sleep.

    Add: It always happens when I wake from sleep. A reboot will get rid of it.

    I have the Scorpio Black WD3200BJKT, same as yours only with free fall detection. If I find any answers on Google I'll put it here.

    Add: The WD support site had a thread on this, and a solution for PCs with a patch. But no Mac fix yet, of course.
     
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Since this is in the forums lately, I'll resurrect this thread.

    I too bought a WD3200BEKT and popped it in my new June '09 13" Macbook pro. I don't get any noises, but I do get a spinning beach ball on occasion. Anyone have any new leads on this issue?
     
  6. uncleSmurf macrumors regular

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    Possible this is due to the free fall sensor in the HD conflicting with the build in one in the MB. I installed one today, can't remember if it is the model with the sensor or not.
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I'm running a WD3200BJKT on my early 2009 17" UB. No "beeps" here. Sounds exactly the same as the -BEKT (I had one in here, but warranty swapped it due to a very slight vibration - they sent me a -BJKT).

    Also, no conflict with the internal SMS.
     
  8. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    There is no free fall sensor in the WD3200BEKT, the WD3200BJKT has the sensor so I know it can't be that I'm pretty confused. :)
     

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