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Hi

Recently upgraded the internal hard drive in my white macbook from the original 60gb to a 500gb WD drive. Everything works fine except...

When i turn on the macbok the disk symbol with a question mark appears for a sec or less then continues the start up routine. Computer appears to run normally.

Is this normal? Something i should be concerned about? Is there something else i should do?

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No, that is not normal. Sounds like the WD 500 GB drive is not spinning up immediately when the machine is turned on. Make sure you have a backup of everything on that drive. Drives that suffer from "sticking" (delayed startup) usually wind up failing all together.

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No, that is not normal. Sounds like the WD 500 GB drive is not spinning up immediately when the machine is turned on. Make sure you have a backup of everything on that drive. Drives that suffer from "sticking" (delayed startup) usually wind up failing all together.

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Thanks for that... not good news. Can you suggest a suitable hard drive replacement.

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