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MacBook Pro mid 2012 hard disk click

5553 Views 23 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2013 5:35 PM by input714 RSS
  • Bryce McKinlay Calculating status...
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    Sep 5, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to Shootist007)

    Take the HDD out and have a look at the label. Every Apple-shipped HDD I've ever seen (and that's quite a lot) has an Apple logo on the label. They also usually have Apple-specific model numbers. Often they even actually say "Apple HDD firmware" or something similar on the label.

     

    e.g.: Hitachi_Apple_HDD_Firmware.jpg

     

     

    This doesn't mean that Apple's HDDs aren't normal, SATA compatible HDDs like any other. Of course they still work in Windows machines. It just means that Apple has tweaked some of the settings relating to power management to ensure they work well on Macs.

     

    Of course it's possible that this policy has changed recently, and Apple are no longer shipping Apple-specific HDDs in some cases, but that would be news to me.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Sep 5, 2012 6:47 AM (in response to Bryce McKinlay)

    That drive is from 2009, 3 years old. Mine does not say that, late 2011 model. Also more then likely it says that because it came from the factory with it formatted with the Mac format instead of being a RAW, unformatted, drive.

  • aarceliaa Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2012 6:15 PM (in response to Shootist007)

    I have the same problem, I live in Mexico.. I bought the MacbookPro on September 5.. The technician of the store says is normal, they don't solve something.. I call to apple, but they says is "normal", they not want do change.. I'm desesperate, I don't know that do.. help me!!!

  • Bryce McKinlay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 18, 2012 12:41 AM (in response to aarceliaa)

    Did you try hdapm?

     

    http://mckinlay.net.nz/hdapm/

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Sep 18, 2012 3:17 AM (in response to aarceliaa)

    aarceliaa wrote:

     

    I have the same problem, I live in Mexico.. I bought the MacbookPro on September 5.. The technician of the store says is normal, they don't solve something.. I call to apple, but they says is "normal", they not want do change.. I'm desesperate, I don't know that do.. help me!!!

    The only thing you can do is use it As Is until the drive fails. Then hopefully it is still within the warranty and have Apple replace it.

  • aarceliaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 18, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to Bryce McKinlay)

    Yes, I did.. keeps ringing..

  • McMatt Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to kayvanmsh)

    Same problem here: soft clicking and sometimes a loud click!

    Not really good...

  • AWCop Calculating status...
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    Nov 26, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to pjb_uk)

    I have a Macbook Pro mid 2012 13", 750 gig Toshiba HHD, it makes a whirring sound for just an instant when waking from sleep.Have had the Mac about 5 months and it just started making this sound. Does not effect the operation of the Mac. Just kinda bothers me.

  • input714 Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2013 5:35 PM (in response to pjb_uk)

    I bought mine April 2013, same clicking noise. I took it to the shop to have it repaired and it hasn't made that noise since. What has happened now is my CD/DVD drive doesn't eject the cd's. I am never buying another Apple product ever again.

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