hard drive getting accessed for no reason..?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HBOC, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    So my internal HD on my MBP is getting accessed, but I have no programs open that would need to access it. It usually happens when the lid is closed and i haven't used my computer for a while. What could be causing this?

    I am about to order either the Hitatchi 500Gb 7200RPM drive or the WD 640GB drive, so if it is the HD about to fail, hopefully it will happen AFTER i get my new drive.

    Oh, the computer is a 2.5GHZ and is just over 14 months old. It is not a UMBP
     
  2. ncmason macrumors regular

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  3. HBOC thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't know...actually it is a fujitsu 5400rpm 250GB.
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    There shouldn't be any access happening while it's sleeping. Do you have any USB devices connected? It's possible one of them is causing a wake from sleep, then immediately going back to sleep because the lid is closed. Take a look at system.log - it'll show if there was a wake/sleep and the cause.
     
  5. HBOC thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok i will do that. No there isn't anything plugged in to the computer. I unplug the firewire to my external when not in use for extended periods of time, and any USB peripherial i am not using, isn't plugged in.
     
  6. siosdk macrumors newbie

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    I unplug the firewire to my external when not in use for extended periods of time, and any USB peripherial i am not using, isn't plugged in.
     

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