Noisy external hard drive with Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Sackvillenb, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sackvillenb macrumors 6502a

    Sackvillenb

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    Hey,
    so I recently upgrade to Lion from SL, no problems at all so far... but now when I plug in my external hard drive (which I use to store media and big files, etc.) the drive is noisy as hell! The head(s) on the external drive are moving all over the place and making tons of noise...

    Anybody know why?

    I'm thinking maybe Lion has some automatic defrag routine or something for external drives that snow leopard didn't have? That's the only thing I can think of. I'm not running any programs that are even using the external drive. Just having it plugged it makes it super noisy... So what's Lion doing with it?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. idea2go macrumors newbie

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    Same Here

    I have the same problem ... too bad nobody has any suggestions. :(
     
  3. jji7skyline macrumors 6502

    jji7skyline

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    Lion may be re-indexing your drive for spotlight.
     
  4. idea2go macrumors newbie

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    @jj: Thanks but that's not it. Indexing finished over a week ago!
     
  5. Djay1 macrumors member

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