1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 10, 2011 2:25 PM by eww
Cibby Level 1 Level 1

I have a 2011 MBP 15" with an SSD in the main bay and HDD in an Optibay. It runs great but I've noticed that I hear the HDD once it "spins up". At first i thought it was the fan, but it's just the sound of the HDD. It's a Toshiba 7k750. Vibration and HD search/write noise isn't a prob. I'm wondering if switching the drive locations will help insulate that noise as I've never heard that noise before. Is the hard drive bay more insulated by chance? I can certainly experiment but I'm trying to minimize surgery at this point .



  • eww Level 9 Level 9

    There is no sound insulation or vibration damping material of any kind in either bay — just the rubber washers that partly isolate the hard drive from the chassis in the standard hard drive bay.