Apple :: 15K Drives Loud In Mac Pro

Mar 1, 2009

I would love a 15k mac pro hd when I order my new system....but are they loud? I have 2 raptors in RAID in my XPS and while its not's not quiet either. Anyone own a 15k drive and can speak for it in the Mac Pro?

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HP/Compaq :: G60-120us- Freakin Mouse Button- It's So Loud And Clicks So Loud As Well

Feb 2, 2010

My wife got this HP G60-120us notebook computer. It's about two years old now. I'm planning on getting her a new laptop so I can get this one. The only thing that I really do not like about this laptop is the freakin mouse button. It's so loud and clicks so loud as well. What I'm using now is my old Dell laptop and I love the mouse button so quiet and smooth unlike the HP. Is there anyway to make this sound quiet? Like open it up and spray some WD-40? J/K, is all HP's like this?

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HP/Compaq :: Will Envy 17 Come With Western Digital 1TB Drives Or Toshiba 1TB Drives

May 11, 2010

Which drive will the envy 17 come with and which drive performs better? These are the only 2 2.5" 1TB drives i see released as of now.

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Apple :: Macbook Gets Very Hot - Loud When Using One Or Two Programmes...

Jan 2, 2009

I was just browsing through the user review section of the Macbook and there were various reviews saying these things.

- The macbook gets very hot
- It is very loud when using one or two programmes
- It is slow when it comes to using programmes
- The battery life isnt actually that great.

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Apple :: Mac - Loud Noise When Starting Up

Feb 21, 2009

All of a sudden I am getting a very loud two second long beep when starting up my mac. It starts just before the chime. Any idea what this noise is and how to eliminate it?

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Apple :: WD External Drives

Mar 17, 2009

I have 2 WD Elements External Drives - 640GB each, one formatted in FAT32, the other in NTFS.

I know OS X does not write NTFS drives, but I've got NTFS for MAC installed.

I have a problem: Everytime I connect either drive and leave them for sometime (at times just a couple of minutes) they eject unexpectedly. An error message pops up saying that the drive has not been properly ejected.

However, there are times where I can connect without problems but when I try to copy a file, half-way it disconnects again (This is with the NTFS-formatted drive)

On my FAT32 drive, when I connect successfully, either I can copy stuff, or the message : "Error Code 0, unexpected error occured" pops out

What should I do? I have disabled the NTFS for MAC driver but it does not solve my problem.

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Apple :: Icon For External Drives

Jul 5, 2009

is it possible to add some file type to a flash drive / external hard disk to give a nice icon on the desktop for that particular drive when its plugged in? i know how to change the generic icon, but thats not what i want.

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Apple :: Optibay And 12.5mm Height Drives

Sep 24, 2009

has anyone used the Optibay on 12.5 mm height drives? i was hoping to put one in my MBP to add 750gb rather than the normal 500GB on standard 9.5mm height drives. I don't want to order the hard drive if it wont fit though, and I cant seem to find any info about anyone who has tried this, or the exact space thats available in there when you use an Optibay.

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Apple :: Loud HD Click Sound When Picking Up Laptop While On

Jan 3, 2010

When the laptop is on and I pick it up to move it I would often hear a loud CLICK sound coming from the HD. It had me freaked out that something was loose or that the heads were scratching the platters.

I just came across an article explaining what this noise has been. It is the sound of the read/write heads parking because of the "Sudden Motion Sensor" built into the laptop. It senses the rapid movement when I pick up the laptop and then it parks the heads to prevent scratching the platters... that is the click sound of the heads parking.

The sensor is a tri-axis accelerometer that detects sudden changes in "position and accelerated movement".

Anyways, I tested this to see if it was the "sudden motion sensor" parking the heads:
- first I confirmed that the sound would still occur when picking up the laptop and tilting it quickly while still on
- then I checked the sensor's settings to see if it was really on by running a command I found in the linked article.
- then I turned off the sensor (that command is also in the article).
- then I tested by picking up the laptop again and tilting it quickly...

no more CLICK

I enabled the sensor again because it is better to have it enabled than to risk scratching a platter if I drop the laptop. I'm just happy to have found the source of the CLICK and to know it wasn't a faulty HDD.

Here is the article:


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Apple :: Start-up Sound - Loud As That Volume Level

Mar 7, 2009

I usually turn my volume really low or even mute it before shutting down my mbp, and when I turn on my mbp, the startup chime will be as loud as that volume level.

Yesterday, I used onyx to clean up some of the preferences,etc. Now, it doesn't matter if I mute the volume before shutting down, the start-up chime will always be there at the same level.

I rather not download the startup sound preference program if i really dont have to.

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Apple :: How Do I 'point' Home Folders To Different Drives

Aug 23, 2009

I have a SSD/HDD setup in my 13" MBP, 60GB and 500GB respectively, that being said, I want to make the link to "Movies, Torrent, and Applications" go there.

For Torrent and Applications it's easy, move the folders, delete the original, set an alias in the home folder. Done. (My application folder is for storing Games, and other Apps that are either OSX or WIndows apps, not the actual App folder that OSX uses for programs.)

Anyways, I create a Movies folder on my other HDD, and go to delete the old Movies folder on the SSD/OSX Drive, and OSX tells me, "You cannot delete because this folder is required by OSX."

OK, but how do I get it to link to the new drive?

In Win 7 I remember just opening properties, and clicking 'set target folder' and bam it's done. I did this a lot back then.

ALSO, If I UNMOUNT my second HDD, does it 'shut off' and 'stop consuming power'?

I realised I can re-mount it in Disk Utilities, and probably with a Unix command.

I just wanna save power when I'm mobile, by not having to use the spinner.

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Apple :: WD Scoprio Blue 750gb And 1tb Drives

Jul 27, 2009

Anyone know if these recently announced drive will work in the new MBP line?

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Dell :: SSD Drives An/or Mini PCI SSD Drives

Sep 28, 2009

Has anyone tried one of the netbook mini PCI SSD drives in an inspriron?

How about the regular SSD drives? I have a 1525 I am considering updating a smidge .....

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Apple :: Mac - Access All Data On NTFS-formated External Hard Drives

Apr 17, 2010

I'm willing to purchase my first Macbook Pro, but I have one huge question mark in mind: Will I get to access all my data on my NTFS-formated external hard drives? If so, how, is it natively supported with Mac OS X?

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Apple :: Spare Hard Drives - Home Replacement - And Full Disk Imaging

Jan 12, 2010

I currently have everything I ever need on one laptop -- a mid-2009 15" MBP. Having had a slew of hard drive problems over the past few years, and given that such disks are regularly the source of problems (before, say, a logic board), I'm considering purchasing a spare hard drive and keeping it, or the one in my machine, as a backup disk for the day when my current drive dies. The closest Apple store is ~45 minutes away, and I'm perfectly capable of doing my own computer surgery. An inoperable laptop would be a pretty significant problem for me.

So basically, my questions are twofold:

- From perusing the hard drive threads a few months back here in the Apple forum, it seems like WD's Scorpio Blue (500 GB, 5400 RPM) is the popular choice. Given the time that's elapsed since its release (and the thinning of hard drive threads after the last "big one" I found), are there any other drives, SSD or standard, that can beat it in terms of power usage / noise / performance overall without gouging the bill too much?

- I use Time Machine with a Time Capsule to keep everything nice and backed up, but an HD/SSD swap would be best done with an image of my entire drive. Is Carbon Copy Cloner still the go-to for that?

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Sony :: F11 Fan Loud And Always On

Mar 28, 2010

I have a VPCF11S1E and yesterday I left my vaio on without being plugged in, so it put himself 'asleep'. I couldn't turn him on but did the battery out-holding-on-button-plug-in-push-on-battery-in-trick and it worked. But since then I have a major problem.

My fan is going crazy and it seems like I have over 9000 programs on ( ).
From when i completely shut of my vaio, my fan starts (loudly) when I hit the log-in page and never stops until I shut it off or put him in standby,

when I start my vaio from standby, it takes +30 seconds before my fan starts again loudly. It keeps blowing loudly even when I don't run any programs

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Dell :: Loud Fan On 1645?

Dec 8, 2009

Is anyone else experiencing real high fan noise while playing a game? Even with the sound on it's clearly hearable and really annoying and continues going.
As soon as I exit the game it's over, so it probably involves temp & CPU clock. My temps are about ~70C when I exit

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Dell :: Xps M1330 Fan Too Loud

Mar 27, 2009

The CPU temp is 60 C

The noise level is really high, not that high- but enough to annoy you if you work a lot with your laptop.

And that's when I'm doing almost nothing. Its starting right after booting the laptop.

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Dell :: M1330 Loud Fan

Nov 18, 2008

i have an m1330 with nvidia graphic card for 6 months. my laptop used to run super quiet but lately the fan is almost always on... even on idle.

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Sony :: Just How Loud Is The Vaio Z11

Apr 26, 2010

Querying owners of the new i-series chip Z11's. Just how loud is this thing in a quiet room?

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Hdx16 Loud Fan

Jun 14, 2009

i hear a click from the left side of my hdx16 and that same click always happens when i shut down the system and its not from the hard drive i checked it is something near the fan could that be hp protect smart or something. and another thing the fan goes very loud when i install the battery with ac on is that normal?

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Dell XPS 3 :: Loud Fan Noise?

Mar 15, 2013

The new XPS 3 Ubuntu 12 preinstalled laptop is making loud fan noise. Is there a way to fix it? If not, how do I return the laptop and get my money back?

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Dell XPS 13 :: Loud Fan When Powered On

Jan 8, 2015

I just received my brand new XPS 13 yesterday and followed the quick start instructions. Plugged it in and pressed on the power button. As soon as the power came on, the fan started blowing and is so loud I cant believe this is normal. I decided to convert from my MacBook, so I'm new to Dell... is this normal? It's so loud, I can't ignore it.

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Dell :: Freeze + Loud Beep?

Jan 7, 2009

I got a new laptop in about June or so, and it ran great. I have McAfee for anti-virus, if that helps.

About 2 weeks ago, my computer started to slow down. A lot. My typing would lag on the screen, and some of the letters won't even show up.

I also seem to get an insane amount of pop ups on whatever sites I go on, and I get about 5 popups every hour, on the hour. When I scan, though, I get nothing.

Now, this is the worst part. My computer will completely freeze a lot. When it does, I'll wait a minute to see what happens.

Then, if I click the screen a few times, a single, insanely loud beep will come from the computer. This will happen a few times before I can actually use my computer, and I have to re-boot often.

My computer is insanely slow, like I said before, and it takes forever for it to finish starting up. Half the time, it'll freeze before I can even log in.

If it helps, this started around the time when I signed up for Facebook, if that has to do with anything. I've tried to do virus scans many many times, and I used the Dell Automated PC TuneUp tool. But, nothing seems to work.

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Dell :: Loud Beep On Power Down

Jul 17, 2009

When my Studio 1537 is powered down, either through shutdown or suspend, it makes a loud beep just before it turns off

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Dell :: E6400 Sporadic Loud Fan

Feb 26, 2009

Just got my e6400. Thanks for the help selecting it over the past few months. I'm really happy with it apart from one small issue.

It seems that occasionally the fan runs at top speed and is pretty noisy in the process.

This happens even when the machine is idle. For example yesterday I was sat with nothing open on the table beside me whilst I worked on my T61p, and suddenly the fan starting running at full speed for 5mins or so.

I can't see any pattern to this, but naturally if there is a problem, I'd like to get it sorted out sooner rather than later.

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Dell :: Studio Very Loud Spacebar (key)

Feb 28, 2009

when I click my spacebar especially near to its right end It clicks very loudly.

Can I safety remove spacebar and fix it by myself?

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Dell :: Loud Click On Shutdown?

Jan 15, 2009

I've noticed that when I shut down the computer, just before everything turns off I hear a loud(ish) click from the back of the computer. Same sort of noise as when you turn on a light switch, maybe a little sharper.

At first I thought it might be the speakers, but not so sure. Anyone else have this? It might just be hardware turning off

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HP/Compaq :: Fan Is Super Loud- Dv6500t

May 18, 2009

How can I calm my fan down? I have a dv6500t

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Dell :: No More Blu Ray Drives?

Jan 22, 2010

So I'm just browsing the XPS 1645 as I was curious about looking at the i7 configurations. Is it just me or has Dell taken off all Blu-Ray options?

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