Noticed something odd tonight on my HTPC - when playing a dvd back I noticed that the hdd light is coming on at exactly the same times as the dvd drive led comes on. I’m pretty sure this isn’t normal, if I’m just watching a movie. Can’t say for sure if its always done it, but I don’t think so. HDD and DVD are on separate IDE channels.
just before I noticed it happening, I noticed dvd playback was a tad jerky (normally smooth as silk). I had also played with Nero drive speed. I’ve since unistalled nero, and reinstalled powerdvd5… still doing the hdd light thing, however playback seems smooth again.
Has anyone come across this before ? I’m certain my hdd doesn’t need to be working when dvd drive is playing back a movie. You’d swear it was copying the movie the way it lights up exactly in time to the dvd led. I cant see how the dvd drive could make the hdd led go on either.
DVD drive - NEC3520A
Athlon xp 1700+
Gigabyte m/b (cheapie)
160Gb samsung hdd
Antec Sonata case