WD scorpio blue noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Anton-Anton, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Anton-Anton macrumors newbie

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    I've just installed my WD scorpio blue 500gb 5400rpm which i got instead of a seagate momentus 7200rpm (because of vibration)

    But the WD scorpio is really loud. Alot louder than the stock drive, and its just as noisy as if the fans were running 3-4000rpm

    I read somewhere that the big 5400rpm drives are loud, but im not sure if its correct?
    So does anyone in here notice more noise with the WD scorpio 500gb 5400rpm than with the stock Hitachi 250gb?

    (i have the newest gen 13 mbp)
     
  2. biposto macrumors newbie

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    Thats typical for some WD Blue's, try to exchange it for a Hitachi 5k500.b, im using those in my laptops because they stay very cool and have no vibration, i've used the 7k500 but it made my MBP warmer and i like my laptops to stay cool.
     
  3. Davvido macrumors regular

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    Hello. I've bought 500 GB 5400-rpm WD AV-25 hard drive and I've got the same problem - it's louder than a fan running at 2000-rpm. So the only way to "fix" it is to change the drive? What do you suggest? Hitachi, Toshiba? What about Samsung HN-M500MBB?
     
  4. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Hitachi seems like the best (from personal experience). I used to own a Seagate 320gb 7200rpm and it was way to vibrating.
     
  5. Mago macrumors 68000

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    I never read it before, I use a WD Scorpio Black 750 @7200 rpm un-noticeable.

    May you have a defective unit, by Amazon customers reports the WDS blue seems quieter too.
     
  6. Davvido macrumors regular

    Davvido

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    I think I've solved the problem. I booted my MacBook with Ubuntu LiveCD, then I installed hdparm and then I did "hdparm -M128 [hdd]" and "hdparm -B1 [hdd]". This changed AAM and APM parameters to make my HDD as quite as possible. Of course this can result in a bit lower performance, but I don't care - silence is more important for me.
     

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