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    robpom
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    Mac Mini Hard Drive Noise
    Question for all Mac Mini users out there. My Mac mini makes a little pinging noise - more of a clunking noise - not real loud - about once a minute. It sounds like it may be the hard drive.

    Any other users hearing this?

    RP

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    I dont own one, byut any unuaual clicking coming from your hd isnt a good thing.

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    Thud
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    Quote Originally Posted by robpom
    Question for all Mac Mini users out there. My Mac mini makes a little pinging noise - more of a clunking noise - not real loud - about once a minute. It sounds like it may be the hard drive.

    Any other users hearing this?

    RP
    I can hear mine do a little seek every now and then... just a routine thing.
    If it's the same muffled sounds that it makes when you're loading a program or something, then I wouldn't worry about it. Even when you're not doing anything, the OS may occasionally need to read/write from the hard drive.

    But if it's a sharp metallic "clack" that's louder than normal HD usage, it might be a problem.

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    Mac Mini Hard Drive Noise

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    I have a mac mini, mine does the same thing, I hope it isn't a sign that the HD is going bad. I plan on buying a new HD soon regardless, I want a faster one.

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    Mac Mini Hard Drive Noise
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    If all those Mac Minis are doing the same thing, I bet it's ok. I have heard nothing from them in the Apple store, but there is so much noise, it would be hard to tell

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    Mac Mini Hard Drive Noise
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    My mini is so quiet it's really hard to tell as it's in a room with a noisy PC Server with lots of cooling, But even when I first unpacked it and tried it in the front room, it's so dang quiet. There might be a small noise once in a while when the drive seeks.

    I would have to turn off every noise in the house to hear anything from it.

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