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  • Bryce McKinlay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 (16,650 points)

    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 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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)

    Did you try hdapm?

     

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

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    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)

    Yes, I did.. keeps ringing..

  • McMatt Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

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

    Not really good...

  • AWCop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • Kien2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem. It started after 1 month circa from the purchase. I've been already to Genius and they didn't find anything wrong.

    After a week after the check ...it started again. Yesterday from the night and today in the morning. I am reading some suggestions to wait the fail of the hard drive and I would like to reply : is it that a joke? - Sorry but I bought a new machine and I don't want any worries about that - working and thinking that one day the hard drive will fail maybe... when I am in front of a client. This is crazy and isn't professional at all.

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