macbook hard drive clicking

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude with an ileostomy bag OT Supporter

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    it's still under applecare, but i'd rather replace the stock 80gb hard drive with something bigger

    i guess i can just pick up any 2.5" sata drive right?

    its a 2ghz white macbook, the drive is still functioning, but every few seconds it will click, no set pattern to it
     
  2. dorkultra

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    thinking about replacing it with this:
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    7200.4 seagate

    i'd like to get something a little fast than stock, and obviously larger
     
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    I have that drive in my MacBook right now...

    ST9250421AS:

    Capacity: 232.89 GB
    Model: ST9250421AS
    Revision: SD13
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude with an ileostomy bag OT Supporter

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    is it quiet? any faster? reduced battery life?
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude with an ileostomy bag OT Supporter

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    today its not making the clicking noise at all :dunno:
     
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    this.
     
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    Mine does this from time to time, too - usually when I'm laying in bed with it. I think what is actually happening is that HD protection shit, that's built in, is kicking in.

    When the computer is moved suddenly, it "parks" the drive, resulting in the click sound you hear. My guess, at least :dunno:

    I've only had my MBP for about a week, and it's done this since day one, so I figured it was normal. I've noticed no functionality/usability issues with it :dunno:
     
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    yeah, i was thinking that also. its been perfectly fine since then
     
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    I personally HATE Seagate drives. I went w/ a 320GB 7200 Western Digital Black drive.
     
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    After you get the fresh 80gb, buy a XXXgb external HD with a 2.5" drive inside of it. Pop the case open and put the new drive in your macbook. Put the macbook drive in the external case. Win.

    I put a 320gb in my old Macbook. Works great, but with some noticeable hurt on battery life.
     
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  12. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    my powerbook did that. the hard drive failed. i were you i'd get it replaced asap so you don't lose any info
     

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