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iMac hard drive noise?

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Well i've never noticed this before but lately I can hear my iMac's HDD "spinning up". I've honestly never heard this before. I think it happens when I leave my computer for a while and I come back and click on something. I hear this "spin up".

I'm sure its nothing but call me paranoid because I swear I've never heard it before (or not!?)
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Sounds like the settings in the energy saving preferences are causing the hard drive to sleep whenever possible. You can turn the option off.
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