Why does Leopard make your hard drive louder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by writeous, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. writeous macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2007
    After installing Leopard yesterday, I noticed that my hard drive is twice as loud as it was when running Tiger. Its not something Im imagining either. i know this is someone what a minor issue but it cant be a good thing:confused:.
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    Thats pretty much impossible.... The OS cant, technically, control the platter speed.
  3. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    Could be that your spotlight is indexing and working the hdd...
  4. MoxieFan macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2005
    Are you referring to what sounds like the RPM rate being 'faster' ?
    Mine does that when I'm using my HP scanner . . POS . . . PL
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Leopard was using more memory than Tiger, until the 10.5.1 update ...

    But while the RAM issue has been solved, Leopard does still create rather large VM spaces -- so the drive is likely being used more.
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    That's my thought on what you're perceiving as "louder." After mine indexed the drive (which it did in Tiger too) it's just as quite as it was when running Tiger.
  7. rhoydotp macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2006
    or maybe it's just more quite around you :D
  8. m i k e macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    I have a MacBook Pro SR with the 7200rpm hard drive and I'm having the same issue. Any solution?

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