MacBook Pro :: How Much Noise Should The Hard Drive Make On Early 2011

Mar 22, 2012

Had since May/June last year i5 13" and only since I applied all updates few weeks ago it seems to be louder than it was before? 

It sounds like a fan but isn't... obviously. Right hand side of track pad, and covering it, in fact just touching it dampens it to barely audible. Is that normal or has something gone a bit weird? A constant fan noise, which isn't the fan is now there permanently.

MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro :: 13inch Early 2011 No Longer Recognizes Internal Hard Drive?

Apr 6, 2012

last night my MacBook Pro (13inch early 2011 model) froze on me so I let it be and closed the lid. In the morning it was still frozen. I did a hard restart and got the question mark on a folder icon. I tried everything, resetting PRAM, etc, etc. Northing seemed to work untill I plugged in my external hard drive (used as my time-machine backup) and I got to the re-installation/ utilities / safari / restore from backup screen. In the utilities it saw my external hard drive, but not my internal main drive. Any ideas? I've read hundreds of similar posts and nothing seems to resolve an unseen hard drive. Oh btw I plugged in another SATA HDD and it didnt recognize that either.

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Spins And Super Drive Make Noise - No Boot Up

Jan 7, 2010

My friend gave me his old Apple cube G4 + 15" Cinema display in like 1000 pieces. Its completely teared apart. I tried a lot, but it doesn't work. The original IDE cable wasn't included, so I bought one for 2 cents. It should work or not? Maybe the powersupply. I'm not sure. I don't believe actually that the hardware itself, like the motherboard is broken. When everything is into place and I connect the cube to the powersupply it boots immediately. I don't have to do anything. Harddrive spins and the superdrive makes some noise as well. This repeats itself every 5 seconds. The screen is connected and gets power through DVI, but no display. Both the cube and display have touch enabled buttons to switch it on, but they do not respond (I guess).. Motherboard gives 2 light. DS1 is green, DS2 is red.

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MacBook Pro :: Early 2011 Won't Recognize New Drive When Internal

Mar 27, 2012

First off I want to say I've been looking for answers for this on google for a few days, and I've found similar problems but none of the fixes have seemed to help me. Then again I may be doing something wrong. I've recently purchased a 500GB Momentus XT to replace the stock hdd in my early 2011 mbp 13".Originally placed the disk in an external usb 2.0 enclosure and made a clone of my the stock disk. I could boot fine from the momentus xt when being run from the enclosure.

Problems arose as soon as I tried to swap the drives around. Now I could boot fine from the stock drive (in the enclosure) but the momentus XT could not be booted from. I tried swapping the momentus back to the enclosure, and it still worked fine this way. I attempted to reset PRAM and Smc, and it didn't help me.

So I tried to reformat the drive, and to make a partition of 495.11g with the rest being empty space (I read this may help). I then put the momentus into the internal bay, in hope of booting osx from the original disk over usb, and migrating the data I needed over. Disk utility could not recognise there was even a disk in the internal bay (the momentus), just as before.I tried updating to lion (I was on snow leopard before) and turning it on again, but still disk utility couldn't even recognise the presence of the momentus xt when used in the internal bay.

I have noticed that I am having trouble updating the EFI firmware to version 2.7. Every time I try, it runs through the installation, restarts, says install was complete. But when I go to system update, it still lists this as an update, and system profiler still says I'm on the older version. Yes, I have tried updating it using the package from the apple website, it is no different.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Disk Seeking -- Does It Make Noise

Feb 26, 2008

can you hear your hard drive seeking? I don't know if it's always been there, but I can just faintly hear mine now.

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Disk Will Make A Brief Click Noise

Jun 20, 2009

Once in a while when I tilt my MBP, the hard disk will make a brief click noise. Also, I can trigger the noise by closing the lid, and then tilting the MBP. Is this normal? Is this just part of the built-in accelerometer?

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MacBook Pro :: Fan Noise Or Hard Drive Noise?

Oct 25, 2008

I just got my macbook pro yesterday and ran it all yesterday not hearing anything. Today when I woke it from sleep I could clearly hear the fan or hard drive going. I was in a quiet room and it's quite annoying.

istat says its at 2000 rpm so thats when I started thinking it may be the hard disk. It does pulse every now and then but thats even while it's just sitting idle.

I guess I could live with it but its just annoying. Anyone else having this?

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Intel Mac :: 27 - 2011/2012- Hard Disk Noise?

Jun 30, 2012

I have searched and googled in different forums and found this issue but never found a good resolution or explanation. many of the posts were related to 2009 or around that time. since yesterday I started to hear a noise like clicking or something (it's a hard disk noise that we all know and have heard) from my hard disk. I have no clue where it comes from. my mac is absolutly idle and no huge process or I/O is going on. its happing once in 10 minutes maybe. Well, I want to start observing it on when exactly it happens! but to me it should not happen!

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MacBook :: Use A 7400 Rpm Hard Drive In An Early 2008?

Jun 1, 2012

My hard drive is crapping out on me. if I can use a 7400 rpm hard drive in my early 2008 MacBook?

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MacBook Pro :: (17-inch, Early 2009) Install A Replacement Hard Drive?

Apr 20, 2012

I'm looking to the size of the Hard disk drive in my 2009 17-inch pro. But can't find if the case will take a 1T HDD or not. As the 1T drive are around 12mm and not 9.5mm of the smaller one right now.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Early 2011(i5 2.3) Not Charging?

Apr 18, 2012

I bought an used macbook pro early 2011 (i5 2.3) and its not charging. With the battery in it the green light doesnt turn on (doesnt charge at all). If I open the macbook and remove the battery the green light turns on and I can turn on the macbook.I have already bought a new battery and its not charging.Could it be the magsafe board? I am asking because the light goes on without battery so I thought that the magsafe board maybe is working.

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MacBook Pro :: Early 2011 RAM Upgrade?

Jun 29, 2012

I have an early 2011 MBP with 4GB RAM installed and i want to upgrade to 8GB but before i do so i have some questions to make. The MBP has 2 RAM slots so my first question is whether the 4GB is 2x2GB or 1x4GB. Will I see any difference in my MBP performance if i do decide to upgrade?the model of the RAM which is compatible with my model.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Early 2011

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Early 2011 MacBook Pro 15 Model Freezing

Feb 20, 2012

I've been experiencing problems with my 2011 MacBook Pro 15 model with it freezing on me all the time.I have read around and came to a conclusion that it is a logic board problem on the logic board that supports 3 GBs on the superdrive bay.Have any of you had this problem? What did you do to get the problem resolved? I'm going to my local Apple store to try to get this fixed (With the current logic board that supports 6 GBs on the superdrive bay) or get a replacement laptop.

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Macbook Pro Early 2011 Doesn't Start

Mar 14, 2012

My macbook pro early 2011 doesn't start. On start it stay only on grey screen for hours

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MacBook Pro :: Early 2011 Has Slow Graphics?

Apr 8, 2012

my early 2011 macbook pro graphics *****. Battlefield 3 lags on low. Exporting videos is slow aswell. Is there anyway to make it work better? For a laptop that I paid 2000 dollars for it should work a lot better than it is.

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MacBook Pro :: Add A Faster Processor To Early 2011?

Jun 23, 2012

I am looking to either increase ram or better still if I can afford it, put in a faster processor, my laptop is quite slow....and with more than two programs open, it can sometimes grind to a halt..

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OS X :: Drive Make Noise And Low USB Transfer Speeds

Jan 22, 2010

I have some questions to ask about my MacBook Pro (15" 2.66ghz mid09). It's running under 10.6.2 fully updated.

1) My optical drive sometimes keeps making this noise every 10sec even without a disc in it, is it normal?

2) My hard drive sometimes makes this noise even when there is no disk activity (I checked with Activity, again is this normal? I remember hearing the same noise on my old PC when there was some heavy disk activity; but on my Mac it does it for no reason.

3) Can you recommend me a fan control software for Windows 7? Having to boot on OS X, set the fans at 5000rpm and reboot every time I want to do some gaming is pretty tiring

4) I was making a little video with iMovie today, I only added a photo and a mp3 file but suddenly my computer started getting slow, that's when I noticed it was actually taking 2.20Gb of memory.

5) Can you recommend me something that would give me the same mouse acceleration curve as in Windows? I tried SteerMouse, USB Overdrive, MouseFix and ControllerMate but none of them gave me a satisfying result. It makes me feel that my new Kone mouse is totally useless.

6) I have low transfer speeds to/from USB drives, around 5Mbytes/sec while my friend with his 2006 HP laptop could achieve around 20Mbytes/sec with the same USB drive. No, it's not funny.

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MacBook Pro :: New 15.4 MBP I7 Noise Came From Hard Drive?

Jun 7, 2010

Bought this $2K baby on the first day of BTS promo on May 25th, so Tue is my last day for return period.

I just noticed this noise from my right side of computer. I think it's my hard drive noise. Came out when running a slightly heavy program such as VMWare Fusion. You guys see this as a reason to get this exchange???

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MacBook Pro :: Does The 13" Early 2011 Have Sandy Bridge

Apr 2, 2012

I have the Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" with an Intel i5 Processor. Some of my friends told me that only the Intel i7 Processor Macbook Pros have the new Sandy Bridge processor. Are they correct because the base model is the only Macbook Pro in the line to have an i5 Processor.

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MacBook :: Early 2011 13 Inch I5 Fan Running Constantly

Apr 8, 2012

I currently have a 13 inch MBP early 2011 notebook that has a fan running constantly. The fans are not making horrendous noises indicating that the fan is broken or that a foreign object is bouncing around in my computer, but more so you can just hear the fans operating especially in a quiet room. The sound is very soft but in a dead silent room you can hear it working, you can even make out the sound even while typing. I am pretty sure my computer isn't broken, nor have I downloaded anything I am not supposed to that would allow my fans to make the noise. I bought this computer on the 26th of December and all I am using it for is simply MS word and logic pro 9. I uninstalled logic pro 9 a month ago due to my family buying an iMac and even then I can still hear the fan moving. I am curious as to what you all think, I may just bring it into the Apple store because it's quite frustrating having to write a paper and all you can hear is the sound of the fan working. My fans are running at 2000rpm and my research tells me that that number is normal.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Maximum Memory For Macbook Pro 17" Early 2011

Apr 25, 2012

can i fit 2 x 8g memory into my 17" early 2011 macbook pro and will it give me any advanagtes ?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: 8,1 Early 2011, RAM Upgrade From 2x4G To 2x8G?

May 19, 2012

MB Pro: 8,1 early 2011 - (13') 4G ram: the MB Pro errors when I attempt to install two 4G SO-DIMM modules (description below). I have actually attempted "two new" (OWC) Other World Computing sets of (2x4G), after it was believed one of the first modules arrived bad. The result remains; only one 4G modules works, in the lower slot. The upper/top slot does not accept a 4G module. I have tried two sets with all the possible combinations using an existing 2G and a new 4G. With this present setup all I get is 6G of ram. In addition, I used eraser on the ram, no go. I followed desktop procedure, unplugged battery etc., etc..

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MacBook Pro :: USB 3.0 Backward Compatibility And (15-inch, Early 2011)?

Jun 16, 2012

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011).  Will it be backwards compatible with USB 3.0 once OS X Mountain Lion is released?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Early 2011 Battery Draining Too Fast?

Jul 4, 2012

After installing the update for Mac OS (10.7.4) my battery starts too drain too fast. As usual after 100% charge my laptop showing me time near 5 or 6 hours. Of course I understand that this number is relevant, but i always get this numbers when using not so heavy apps (Safari, Mail, Pages, Twitter and iTunes), but now i can see only 2 or 3 hours. After long searches i found the problem. My MacBook Pro 15 inch have problem with graphic-card changing, it always changes to AMD Radeon card when I start Twitter or Reader! I think that Twtitter is not so heavy app that must use diskrete grpahic-card. And because I always run Twitter in background my MacBook Pro's battery drains in a few hours.


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MacBook Pro :: Diagnose Kernel Panic On Early 2011?

Dec 1, 2014

diagnose this kernel panic. I recently installed a SSD and 16gb of RAM both from Crucial, and was wondering whether that is potentially the problem. This is on an early 2011 Macbook Pro. 

Anonymous UUID:       F50EBC9D-D65E-62EA-9F52-E10973A07940  

Mon Dec  1 14:38:44 2014  

*** Panic Report ***


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MacBook Pro :: Thunderbolt 2 Doesn't Work With Early 2011?

Dec 1, 2014

I've recently bought an external hard drive that works on Thunderbolt 2 (LaCie d2 3TB). When I connect the new drive to my Macbook Pro through the thunderbolt port, the drive isn't recognized. However, the drive works fine through a USB connection. I thought that Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 are compatible, however this doesn't seem to be the case. Maybe it's because the OS X / driver / firmware version that I'm working on that is not updated? I work on an early 2011 Macbook Pro, OS X Snow Leopard. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Stuck At Bootup Screen - Early 2011

Jun 24, 2014

I switched out my HDD for an SSD and switched out my superdrive for the HDD. It was working fine for the past 6 months or so. 

So, yesterday I plugged in my Macbook and started it up from hibernation. I then proceeded to launch chrome and as it tried to restore my last session (with like 5 or 6 YouTube tabs), it crashed. I tried closing it and re-opening it, but no cigar. I then thought to just open safari, but a no network detected warning came up. When trying to resolve that, an "unapproved caller" error came up. 

I then tried to restore my computer from a TM backup, but was unable to due to it being unable to unmount the drive, then I tried just erasing the drive, nope. 

I then decided to take the dang SSD out of the internal SATA connector and plugged it in through an external enclosure, that worked and I was able to restore my TM backup that way. 

So bottom line, I can boot up from USB fine, but when I plug it into the internal SATA connector my MBP gets stuck at the apple logo. I've tried booting into safe mode, resetting the NVRAM and PVRAM. No luck. From what I've seen, it seems that I may have a bad SATA connector that needs to be replaced? 

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Jun 21, 2012

I have the 750 GB HD and am getting down to 300Gb I would like to ad the 750 hybrid to my mac book pro. But didn't  know if there was a place to mount it because I havent taken it apart.

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Aug 30, 2010

I just bought a brand new MacBook Pro about 2 weeks ago. I'd say about a week ago I notice a clicking noise when I pick up the macbook or move it at all coming from the hard drive.

I finally took to the internet to find out what was going on, and got mixed results. Some said that it was normal for a Macbook Pro and that it was securing the hard drive so it didn't break while I moved it, and a vast majority said that the hard drive's failure was imminent. So what is it?

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Sep 14, 2010

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