External Hard Drives Acting funny

Discussion in 'iMac' started by matteusclement, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    dual core 2 intel
    2 gigs ram
    1 lacie FW400 ext. drive 80gig
    1 lacie USB 2.0 ext drive 500gig
    mac osx 10.4.11

    after doing a recent update on my software, my 500gig ext. drive has been randomly accessing itself for no apparent reason. No bit torrent, no browser, no appications running. The drive is a little noisy to start with, but when I have NO APPLICATIONS running, it's a "lighter" access sound that is happening, but when I have my browser open, it has a tendancy to REALLY GRIND out some access as if I was running a movie, copying GIGS of info or other high demand.

    tried a repair, said it was okay.
    my firewall is on.
    tried a restart.
    tried YASU to clear everything.

    no dice.

    is the drive dying?
    can I have a virus?:mad:
  2. megatronbomb macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2007
    Portland, OR
    There have been countless threads here and on other forums about this issue and I know I've been searching for a resolution since installing Leopard the day of release. I haven't found one. I hope 10.5.3 addresses the issue. :)

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