<when my machine is “idle”> I suddenly discovered that my HD activity light has been constantly active - thinking that some app / service was suddenly beginning to “run all of the time”…
so I disabled as many apps / services as possible (A/V, diskeeper etc.) - but yet the HD light was still flashing <short bursts but regularly>.
with every disabled the “HD” activity continued - though i wouldn’t think or see how the new LG GSA-H62N that I recently installed could be the culprit for the HD controller activity - with nothing else left to try I disabled the LG in device manager and the light stopped flashing - so it was the drive after all.
This is the 1st SATA burner (my two HD’s are SATA) - I don’t see how / why - but is this normal (for a SATA burner to cause the HD activity light to become active at all times) ?
the drive is running <the newer> CL01-T0 firmware, unfortunately I don’t know if this was happening b4 the firmware update <I updated the drive as soon as I installed it, the drive works well - awesome Disc Quality scans using my BenQ 1640 scanning with CD-DVD Speed>
I have a 650i nForce based board , the SATA controller is set to IDE mode (for all drives - my two SATA hd’s and the 62N)
If anyone has any info on this (I’d like to get the HD light to stop flashing - even though it’s short bursts - since it now flashes all of the time with the new LG drive installed / active - I don’t know if an app is causing true HD activity - since it’s now always flashing - I like for the light to normally “not flash” at all when the PC is active - so I know something is up when it does flash <which it’s idle>.
Thanks for any info.