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Hard Drive Activity?

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  1. HardDriveBatty

    HardDriveBatty Thread Starter

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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?

    Thanks!

    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
     
  2. Megabite

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    Has it always done this?
     
  3. HardDriveBatty

    HardDriveBatty Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. Megabite

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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
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Megabite

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    Check in the Control Panel under Power Options
     
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