Der Meister
2015-11-13T00:24:23Z
Been on windows 10 for a few months now, it runs quite stable and have no real problems with it. However there is a constant sound of a disk head moving, for the life of me I cant figure out what is causing my drives to access. ideas?
Blackhawk8100
2015-11-13T01:20:10Z
Originally Posted by: Der Meister 

Been on windows 10 for a few months now, it runs quite stable and have no real problems with it. However there is a constant sound of a disk head moving, for the life of me I cant figure out what is causing my drives to access. ideas?

Weird, maybe acarzt knows, I haven't heard of this 😛

Der Meister
2015-11-13T02:06:08Z
Yeah I asked general MS support, they hadn't a clue either...
Blackhawk8100
2015-11-13T03:03:55Z
Originally Posted by: Der Meister 

Yeah I asked general MS support, they hadn't a clue either...

You could try asking your HDD manufacturer :tongue:

StaticFX
2015-11-13T03:45:07Z
you sure you dont have anything scanning the HDDs in the background? even windows defender could be doing it....
Blackhawk8100
2015-11-13T15:13:09Z
Originally Posted by: StaticFX 

you sure you dont have anything scanning the HDDs in the background? even windows defender could be doing it....

Does that do it automatically and randomly though?

Der Meister
2015-11-13T16:45:16Z
no its almost continuous
acarzt
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2015-11-13T19:02:01Z
It could be indexing services. (You know that thing that is supposed to make your searches faster) It does lot of reading and writing in the background. You can turn it off completely, but any local file searches will be slow. Also, it is sometimes set to index the ENTIRE drive... which could cause this.

Also, check your resource monitor (Task Manager > Performance > Resource monitor ) to see what is accessing the drive. There might be something else running that you weren't aware of.

Blackhawk8100
2015-11-13T21:29:41Z
Originally Posted by: acarzt 

It could be indexing services. (You know that thing that is supposed to make your searches faster) It does lot of reading and writing in the background. You can turn it off completely, but any local file searches will be slow. Also, it is sometimes set to index the ENTIRE drive... which could cause this.

Also, check your resource monitor (Task Manager > Performance > Resource monitor ) to see what is accessing the drive. There might be something else running that you weren't aware of.

if it is nothing there, may want to contact your HDD manufacturer 😛

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2015-11-14T12:18:32Z
Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 

if it is nothing there, may want to contact your HDD manufacturer :P

It definitely could be a HDD issue. Could just be wear and tear making the drive louder than normal. If there is an actual issue it will show up in diagnostics.

I am hoping the Der being the experienced long time HHer he is has already run some diagnostics though :cool:

Blackhawk8100
2015-11-14T13:10:58Z
That sounded a little gibberish toward the end Acarzt xD Sorry, yeah, contacting the HDD manufacturer may be the quickest fix and easiest solution to your problem although this is not a guarantee they can help.
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2015-11-14T14:02:36Z
Lol sorry it's early for my and I suck at spelling and punctuation when I'm tired apparently lol
Blackhawk8100
2015-11-14T14:04:09Z
Originally Posted by: acarzt 

Lol sorry it's early for my and I suck at spelling and punctuation when I'm tired apparently lol

Get ur sleep, even though we are in the same time zone, and we are up at the same time, you still need sleep, or coffee. I am fully awake 😛

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2015-11-14T14:12:58Z
Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 

Get ur sleep, even though we are in the same time zone, and we are up at the same time, you still need sleep, or coffee. I am fully awake :P

Lol I got up at 5:45 this morning... i still haven't even eaten breakfast

Blackhawk8100
2015-11-14T14:39:04Z
Breakfast will get you energy, go eat some hearty bacon! 😃
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