06-20-2011, 03:34 PM #1Installed Seagate 750gb 7200rpm drive, SLIGHT humming..
Hey guys and gals!
I just installed a 750gb 7200rpm seagate momentus drive. Got it for $69 so I COULD not pass that up.
Install went great, restored from time machine, and all is well.. noticed it to be a bit quicker and snappier (may just be because I only had 40gb left on my 320gb original 5400rpm drive).
I DID notice this morning though (and I can't remember if I just didn't notice it before hand) that there was a slight hum, very similar to a fan noise.. and if i rest my hand over the drive area it quiets down a bit. No vibration can be felt though.
Is this normal? it certainly doesn't bother me but the last thing i want is a failure.
06-20-2011, 03:51 PM #2
Doesn't sound normal to me. Should be quiet, like only hear it in a totally quiet room, quiet. I would open up and recheck the seating of the drive, any missing or loose screws.
06-20-2011, 03:52 PM #3
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Humming is fine, it's clicking that is bad.死神はリンゴしか食べない。
06-20-2011, 04:06 PM #4
quin.. the ONLY time I can hear it is in a silent room... Example, I noticed it this morning because I woke up to a quiet room.. pulled my laptop onto my bed to respond to an email really quick and could hear it.. if i'm tying I can't hear it.. only if the room is dead silent and the computer is idle.
06-20-2011, 11:27 PM #5
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