Hard Drive Activity?

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HardDriveBatty

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Hello and thanks in advance for answering.

I am curious about something. My hard drive is being really active for about 30 minutes or so before going into power-save mode. Is this normal? I mean it's completely active the whole time. It's a bit worrying. Should there be 30 minutes of activity before it powers-down for the power save?

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Computer:
-Windows Vista Home Basic, Service Pack 1, 32-bit
-RAM: Patriot 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz
-Hard Drive: Seagate 750GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
-Ultra LSP750 750w Power Supply
-AMD Phenom X4 9550 4MB 95W Socket AM2+ CPU
-XFX nForce 750a SLI Socket AM2+ Motherboard
-XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI
 

HardDriveBatty

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I never really noticed. It's just that lately I've been around it long enough and not using it to notice that it's doing this. I built the system about a month ago. All parts are brand new.
 
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Do you some programs to check for updates......like Windows etc......when it does it again check to see whats running using Task Manager
 

HardDriveBatty

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Yes, Windows does check for updates, but is it really doing it every time the computer is going to go into powersave mode? And the hard drive activity stops when I move the mouse (stops the power-down for power-save). By power-save mode, I am meaning the computer virtually shuts off. Nothing is moving and I have to hit the power button to make it come back on - but it comes back on instantly. It the hard-drive maybe indexing the information so the system can come back on automatically? I'm not sure about it all.
 
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