Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Macbook hard drive

Announcements Posted on
Take our survey to be in with the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher or one of 5 x £10 Amazon vouchers 28-05-2016
Struggling to get a graduate job in IT and tech? 17-05-2016
  1. Offline

    Pretty much the hard drive on my Macbook keeps randomly spinning up. It never normally does this except on start up. Anyone know what this might be a symptom of? Imminent HD failure?

    Here a youtube video with the same noise, except mine will do it during use or just idling on the desktop. I have the same model.
  2. Offline

    I'm a computer technician and hard drives don't make that sound, however, slot loading dvd drives make exactly that sound. The vast majority of slot loaders will make a sound when initially powered on to test whether there is media inside, it's nothing to worry about.

    If you're worried about your data then use Time Machine or similar to backup to another medium.
  3. Offline

    Yeah that's definitely the disk drive not the hard drive. I used to be an IT Tech as well (and my Wii makes the same noise ).


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: April 12, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR

Don't be a half-term hermit

How to revise this week and still have a life

What's your biggest deadly sin?
Useful resources
Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.