WD Scorpio Black 7200RPM Hard Drive WD3200BEKT

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

  1. anish3232 macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Lexington, KY
    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

    Jan 25, 2008
    I've had mine for a month and no problem so far... :confused:
  3. Mr.Gadget macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2006
    Post Falls, ID
    Same here. No problems so far after one month.
  4. oldSystem macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2007
    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


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    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


    Jan 19, 2008
    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


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    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


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    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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