Drive "Grinding", mdworker eating CPU

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wrldwzrd89, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    Anyone know why my external drive that I just moved to another Mac would be making strange grinding noises, and why mdworker would be consistently using about 20-25% of CPU time?
     
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    Thats Spotlight indexing your disk. Press the icon in the top right corner to see progress :)
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Thanks, good to know that's all it is.:)
     
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