Hello everyone, I tried to search on the forum on this but I couldn’t find anything,so pls direct me to a relevant thread if I missed it.
I have a system with XP-64 SP2, Core i7 920, ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, a Raptor 74MB (I think the rest is not important to this subject).
Since I build the system and installed all the drivers, I noticed that the Raptor does not have a single “silent” moment. What I mean by that is not indexing services etc. Explanation follows…
I’ve had systems for 10 yrs and used XP on various systems for the past 7 yrs. I never had a drive that would make tiny read/write sounds non-stop, without an obvious background app or a service requiring it to do so.
The drive makes this pattern of sound: single head move (long move, as if from one side to another), then a burst. Also some times it will do the single head move a few times consecutively and then stop. That can continue forever, sometimes it stops but others it continues.
Drive fault is excluded (or maybe not…) because I checked it with all tools, diagnostics and surface scans, no errors, no issues. Also it hasn’t shown any problems up to now. Virus/trojan is excluded as I’ve thoroughly checked all that too, the system is a fresh install and was off the net when it started.
I have stopped ALL services that could possibly cause that sound. AV, indexing, terminal services, you name it and I also read numerous threads on the web for similar problems. I turned off almost everything. A note, by turning off AV and some other bg stuff the frequency was reduced a little, but never stopped.
Then checked with FileMon and DiskMon and still could see the container “svchost” services performing entries (I presume OS background stuff). The point is that all these services work 24/7, that’s fine they are probably meant to. But on other systems I never heard the drive make such loud write sounds on a non-stop basis. Even a string of bytes can be written quietly, without being noticed and you can just see the HD LED flash.
I can say for sure that when on safe mode it doesn’t happen…
But I still don’t understand why it has to occur on this particular system.
Perhaps someone can enlighten me a little if it’s more common.