OS X :: Hard Drive Makes Clicking Sound / Move Apps From Internal Drive To New One?

Feb 19, 2010

I have a Dual 1.8 G5 and my hard drive has started to make a clicking sound every now and then. I believe it may be on the verge of dying anyday. Since i have space to put in another internal hard drive i am planning to get a WD Black Caviar 1TB and put it in.

Now my question is how do i move all my application from the old internal drive to the new internal drive.From what i have researched it seems that using a enclosure is the way to go but all the info i have seen is referring to replacing the drive rather adding a new one.I would like to move everything to the new drive and make that a master.What is the best way to perform this task?

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Makes Crunching Sound / Partitioned Drive To Install Windows?

Aug 28, 2009

So I just partitioned my drive to install Windows and noticed that my hard drive is now making that "crunching" sound that some hard drives make. It started during my Windows installation, and it happens regularly in Windows.

I also briefly hear it while OSX is starting up, but it doesn't seem to happen much in OSX. I've launched a bunch of applications and it is still pretty much silent. Any ideas what could cause this? Could it be NTFS? I have several hard drives in my PC that don't make that sound. I am using a 17" MacBook Pro unibody with the regular 320gb 5400rpm drive that it comes with.

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MacBook Pro :: 13" Makes Clicking Noise From The Hard Drive?

Jun 8, 2010

So my macbook pro makes semi-constant clicking noise from the hard drive when web surfing or anything.. is this normal? they are very slight, but noticable. base 13" 2010 model

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Makes Clunk Sound / Sound Comes While Surfing Net?

Jun 13, 2009

When surfing the net (like right now) or just letting it idle, my hard drive makes a slight "clunk" sound like the HD arm is hitting the edge of the case (or maybe starting up and shutting down?). There seems to be no loss of performance. I did a disk verify and everything is OK. Should I be concerned?

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MacBook Pro :: Seagate Hard Drive Makes Sound / Ca-chink Sound While Loading Page

Sep 1, 2009

I have a person that sent along this video and it concerns me that a hard drive would make such a noise. It's unlike anything I've heard in a drive. He claims the original owner installed a new Seagate 7200rpm in the book, and that it mostly happens when loading a web-page on Safari.

Every time I look up "hard drive click" I get the SMS triggered "tink" but this notebook is not in motion and instead makes a "ca-chink".

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Mac Pro :: Hard Drive Odd Clicking Sound While Shut Down/stand By?

Dec 27, 2010

I have a general question about a recently upgraded 2006 Mac Pro.

I recently upgraded my boot drive to a 1TB Western Digital 7200RPM sata drive.

I have a 2.66GHz Mac Pro late 2006. Running leopard. 4Gb Ram. Radeon 4870 HD (recently added). two other sata drives as backup. (200GB and 350GB, about 4 years old)

With the new drive I notice an odd clicking sound when ever I shut it down or send it into standbye.

Like the drive is just stopping instead of spinning down... I have heard that this can cause permanant drive failure... Is this an issue I need to be concerned with?

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MacBook Pro :: Clicking Sound - Hard Drive Sleep?

May 5, 2010

My computer (MBP 5,5) makes this sound several times throughout a day of use. It sounds exactly like the little "click" sound the computer makes, when i close the lid and have it go into sleep mode. I guess it's the hard drive going to sleep sound? If i'm right, i really don't understand why the hard drive goes to sleep at these random times. I've disabled that in System Preferences - at least i think so. It's this option, right?: [URL] Also, my MBP is always (only use it as a desktop with an external monitor connected to it) on a mStand on my table, so it can't be the Sudden Motion Sensor either.

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Intel Mac :: Hard Drive Making Clicking Sound (audio Sample)

Feb 27, 2012

A couple of nights ago I realized my five year old iMac was making a sound I have never heard it make before. It is a scratching noise that I assume is coming from my internal hard drive (hard drive is stock, has never been replaced). It isn't a super loud noise, but it sounds like the noise some hard drives make when they are "searching" or "thinking". I'm wondering if my hard drive is beginning to fail, or if the problem could be something as simple as dust or dirt caught in the drive. An audio sample is in the link below, [URL]

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Clicking Death Or Writing Process Causing Sound

Nov 7, 2009

I have a late 2007 MacBook running OS X 10.5.8 that I upgraded with a Hitachi 200GB 7200RPM drive not long after I purchased it. It's been working great until about a week ago when I noticed a very quiet and frequent clicking/whirring sound coming from the drive as I was using it. My first reaction was that it might be the "click of death," but I wasn't getting any errors or having issues booting the machine, and the clicking was very periodic and not sudden like a drive crash. I verified the disk using Disk Utility and it checks out. I then opened up Activity Monitor and started watching the Disk Activity and sure enough I see a big red spike in I/O Data Written every time I hear the clicking sound, which is about every 20 seconds or so. Is my drive actually dying a slow, clicking death, or is there a rogue process writing to the disk and causing the sound? Is there a way to find out what it is?

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Applications :: Internal Hard Drive - Unable To Move To External Storage

May 2, 2010

I've got my iTunes Library on an external drive, but for some reason all of my Apps download onto my internal hard-drive, and if I move them onto the external drive they all corrupt.Any suggestions? The music/videos work perfectly.

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MacBook :: Move ITunes Library Back To It After Swapping Out Internal Hard Drive?

Apr 30, 2012

If you want to do modify or upgrade a Macbook you Should first back up your music, documents, photos etc to an external hard drive. That much I did know. And lucky for me because a few later I spilt wine on the keyboard. (Computers are not wine oriented). Lucky for me it was saved by a Mac expert. The iTunes library which also includes non-Apple purchases is sitting in an external LaCie 1tb Rugged external hard drive. And what I want to do is transfer/import the iTune library Back into the Macbook. Sure it probably sounds easy to a vetran computer person or even to someone who grew up with computers but to me it's like speaking Cantonese.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: How To Transfer All Data From Old Internal Hard Drive To A New Internal Hard Drive?

Feb 10, 2012

How do I transfer all data from my old internal hard drive to a new internal hard drive? I have an iMac with a 320gb internal HD that is full and I am replacing it with a 2tb internal drive. I have several external drives; 1 tb, 2tb and 3 tb. The 2 tb is being used for Time Machine. Do I have to buy an enclosure? If so, where would I get an inexpensive one? I also want to partition the new internal drive for Windows, and I'm not sure how much space to use for that. I plan to use Windows to check my work in PowerPoint created on my Mac for clients on PCs.

iPod shuffle, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Super Drive Unable To Read Discs / Makes Clicking Noise

Nov 8, 2010

I've been using this MBP since 2007, and, it's starting to fail me. I was using an external hdd on it since the internal one crashed, and, then the external one crashed. I just purchased a 250gig hdd which fits perfectly in my Macbook, but, now I have another issue that's been pressing me for some time that didn't bother me at all until now when I need to install Snow Leopard;

My Super Drive isn't reading discs at all, and, it's making this scary crackling noise. I uploaded a video on youtube of me putting 2 discs in it, 1 with content (World of Warcraft: The Frozen Throne) and the other without content (Just a blank CD).

Before I link the video, I'd like to note that I am apparently amazed by the laser seeing as how I point to it and make a note of it ._. URL

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Applications :: If I Delete Files Off My Internal Hard Drive, Will It Still Be On My External Hard Drive

Nov 12, 2009

if i delete files off my internal hard drive (Macintosh HD), will it still be on my external hard drive or will it just add to it?

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MacBook Pro :: Audiable Click Sound Of Hard Drive / Protection Of The Hard Drive Dropped?

Sep 1, 2009

Got a new MBP last month to replace my white MacBook - loving it as an upgrade but one gripe - if I'm sat using it on my knee I regularly hear the "click" type noise of what I imagine is the protection of the hard drive because it thinks it is being dropped.

I never heard this on my old Mac and while it's not a huge issue it is a bit disconcerting, as though I'm being told off for moving it in a fairly responsible way.

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PowerPC :: Tilt IBook - DVD Drive Makes Ejecting Sound

Aug 17, 2006

If I tilt my iBook a certain way or that, sometimes it'll try to eject a CD, even if there's not one in the drive. This has me sort of concerned, has anyone else's done that?

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Applications :: Running Itunes On External Hard Drive / Internal Drive Space Not Enough

Jan 2, 2011

This is what im trying to do. I have a macbook with 120gb hard drive. thats not enough space from my music collection. So i was wondering how to make itunes run off a external hard drive. I looked around and found was for a PC.

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IMac :: Second Internal Hard Drive In Place Of Optical Drive?

Feb 5, 2010

I did a search but couldn't find any specific info as related to the 20" (late 2006) iMac. Basically, I do a lot of audio work with Logic and DP and I'm interested in replacing my 20" iMac's optical drive with a second internal hard drive. If anyone has any experience or insight regarding this, I would greatly appreciate your input. About 6 months ago, I did a DIY replacement of my iMac's internal hard drive (upgrade to 1 tb), so I'm pretty sure I'd like to DIY an optical drive / hard drive swap - that is, if it's 1) Proven to work stably (thermally and otherwise) 2) Not going to require the iMac's fan to be running faster/louder than normal Looking at my iMac's system profiler, the DVD drive is on an ATA bus (which, as I remember it, is slower than S-ATA). What kind of transfer rates do you think one could realistically expect with a hard drive on this ATA bus? Also, would I have to be careful about new hard drive compatibility, or are S-ATA and S-ATA II backwards compatible with ATA?

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Mac Pro :: Use Internal Hard Drive As A External Drive That Can Be Accessed By It?

Apr 30, 2012

is it possible to use one of the mac pro's internal hard drives as a external drive that can be accessed by a macbook etc?

Mac Pro

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Intel Mac :: Upgrade The Internal Hard Drive To A SSD Drive?

May 27, 2012

I have an iMac 24-inch 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Late 2008).

Is it possible to upgrade the internal hard drive to an SSD drive. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac Pro :: How To Move OS And Files To A Different Internal Drive

Jun 7, 2012

I want to move the contents, including the OS, of the main hard drive on my 2 X 3 Ghz Dual core Intel Xeon Mac Pro. The drive is too small for any additional software, so I want to move it to a much larger internal drive. I am not able to use Carbon Copy Cloner.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Move Files To Trash From 2nd Internal Drive

Apr 1, 2012

I have waht appear to be a profile specific issue that prevents me from moving files from a 2nd drive in my machine to the trash when using my standard profile. 

I to to my 2nd internal drive and when I drag a file to the trash it asks me "Are you sure you want to delete "xxxxx.jpg"  The item will be deleted immediately, You can't undo this action. If I click OK the item is delted and does not do to the trash. It aks liek is is an external drive, not an internal drive 

But when I delete a file from my Macintosh HD drive the item goes to the trash as it should.  

If I log into my Admin account, the files from the second internal drive moves to the trash normally. I have set my normal login from standard to admin and it stil has the issue, I also have run disk utility and disk warrior and rebuilt the directory, but it has not changed the problem 

MacPro 2.0 Quad, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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Intel Mac :: Move And Use Media Files On The Internal Non-os Drive?

Jul 1, 2012

This must be a very basic question, but i am new to macs and having apparently filled up the start up drive,i now need to learn how to fill up the internal (main drive) which has a lot more capacity. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: External Hard Drive Makes Buzzing Noise/ Not Reconized By Mac?

Mar 8, 2010

I've got a serious issue that needs to be solved, one way or another. I have a Seagate FreeAgent 1.5 TB External Hard Drive with two partitions on it: one for Time Machine, and one for extra storage. Yesterday, I tried to plug the drive in and nothing happened. It didn't light up; it wasn't recognized by my Mac. Just a strange buzzing noise that occurs every 2-3 seconds. So, I left it alone overnight. Woke up this morning, plugged it in, and same results.

I'm extremely upset and concerned over this. Losing this data is not an option, as there are more than just backups on this. It should be noted that the day before this started, it took a short tumble off my desk, and when trying to eject it yesterday, the drives would not eject so I had to pull it out. Please, if you know of any way to get it working again or to salvage the data on this thing, please help. I've attached an audio clip of what the drive sounds like when plugged in.

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Power Mac :: Hard Drive Makes A Beeping Noise And Won't Mount

Feb 7, 2012

hard drive makes a beeping noise and won't mount.  Also has the word purged stamped on it

PowerMac, No OS on computer

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Power Mac G5 :: Setting Up RAID On Internal Hd / Mirror My Drive With Apps And System?

Oct 19, 2007

I have 2ea 250GB internal HD. One with my apps and system on it and the other with no data. How do I mirror my drive with the apps and system? Or is that possible?

Dual 2.3ghz PowerPC G5
Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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Windows On Mac :: Giving Crackling Sound / Using Blu-ray And Internal Dvd Drive

Nov 12, 2008

I have a blu-ray drive that I connected to my macbook pro under vista buisness using boot camp. I put in a blu-ray movie and a regular dvd and they both give me a crackling sound about once or twice every minute that is pretty annoying whenever I try to play a movie under cyberlink dvd. This happens when I use the external blu-ray drive (with a dvd and blu-ray) and the interal dvd drive (with a dvd) I'm watching a movie in (URL) right now and I occasionally hear a very small crackle, but no where near as bad as with cyberlink.

I'm not sure if this is a cyberlink problem or an audio problem under boot camp.

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Vibrates And Makes Noise / Works Very Fast?

Dec 25, 2010

I've got a seagate 7200.4 500gb hdd, although it is fast. It vibrates a lot in my mbp. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm thinking of swapping to a 640gb 5400rpm hdd.

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Mac Mini :: 2011 Makes Odd Occasional Screeching Noises But Is It Not The Hard Drive?

Mar 25, 2012

my 2011 Mac Mini that I bought back in January is making some strange noises occasionally. High-pitched screeching noises with some clicking. It sounds like it should be the hard drive sounds of doom, but what's odd is that I check the drive using SMARTreporter occasionally, and nothing really changes as far as error statistics, and the drive otherwise works fine. So I'm paranoid, just because I wonder – is it potentially not the hard drive and actually something else entirely? Is this even possible?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Bought in January 2012

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Move Apps From Tiger To Its Partitions On Same Drive?

May 19, 2012

The video card on the G5 iMac that I was using died so I bought a Mac Pro with Lion installed. I'd like to keep the apps that are on the old drive but I understand that they won't work with Lion. The old drive from the G5iMac has two partitions with Tiger on one of them and nothing on the other one. I'm considering installing Snow Leopard on the other partition since it's documented that Snow Leopard will work with the apps that I used on Tiger. Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer apps from the Tiger partition to the Snow Leopard partition? I've heard it said that the move must be from one *drive* to another--that Apple does not support the transfer of apps from one OS from one partition to another on the same drive. (The Mac Pro has 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon processer with 3gb of RAM.)

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