annoying hard disk activity noise

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sjivan, May 10, 2009.

  1. sjivan macrumors member

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    I usually just turn off my monitor at night but for some reason, the HD constantly makes spinning noise even then the computer hasn't been used for hours ( i don't run time machine ). Is there any way to tell what process is causing this stupid HD activity? My previous Dell machine was soooo much more quiet than this POS. I prefer not having to explicitly put the machine the sleep every time.
     
  2. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

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    first of all, what machine do you have?

    second. look under apple menu>system preferences> energy saver
    and see what your sleep config is.
     
  3. aibo macrumors 6502

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  4. sjivan thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a 2009 Mac Pro 2.66 / 8 core.

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  5. sjivan thread starter macrumors member

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    Is disabling it safe?
     

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