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Installed Seagate 750gb 7200rpm drive, SLIGHT humming..


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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.

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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.

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Humming is fine, it's clicking that is bad.

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thanks guys.

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.
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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.
Yeah, you're like me. I kind of 'freaked out' a little too after I installed my Hitachi 7200 rpm HDD. Compared to the original 5400 rpm drive, the 7200 rpm drive gives a little 'tickle' under the palm rest with vibration and a slight hum with no ambient noises around. Since then I don't even noticed it anymore, and wouldn't notice the difference if the two drive are not side by side to compare. With the price so cheap for a 7200 rpm and the almost identical noise, vibration, and reliability, more people should go with the 7200rpm drive.
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