WD Scorpio Blue 500GB noisier than stock Toshiba 250GB, why?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NazgulRR, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
    So I bought a new WD, did a 1:1 backup with a Carbon Copy Cloner, put it in my 2010 MBP13.

    It runs faster, but is also noisier. With this I mean the operating noise, not clicks or anything like that. I'm 100% sure I fastened every screw tightly. And before anyone asks: Yes, I also moved the torx screws from the original drive to the WD.

    I thought it shouldn't be louder?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It shouldn't be much louder, if at all, especially since it is the same speed. My scorpio black is barely louder than my stock Fujitsu drive, so you may have gotten an unusually loud drive.
  3. NazgulRR thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
  4. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2009
    Couldn't hurt to reseat the hard drive... maybe you snagged something you shouldn't have.
  5. NazgulRR thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
    Seated correctly, checked twice. WD is also noisier when put in the docking station.

    Is it possible that if I re-format it and do another 1:1 copy with a different sw (SuperDuper for example), it will be better?

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