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OS 10.4 - Hard Drive accessing like crazy


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Sometimes, seemingly for no reason, my hard drive will be suddenly audibly busy for about two straight minutes (or so). It's almost like it is doing the daily/weekly maintenance thing, but I heard that is only done at 4:30 am, not at 5:58pm. Usually I only have Firefox and Entourage running when this occurs. My older G4 computer (which was running 10.3.9) did not do this... except at 4:30am.

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Sometimes, seemingly for no reason, my hard drive will be suddenly audibly busy for about two straight minutes (or so). It's almost like it is doing the daily/weekly maintenance thing, but I heard that is only done at 4:30 am, not at 5:58pm. Usually I only have Firefox and Entourage running when this occurs. My older G4 computer (which was running 10.3.9) did not do this... except at 4:30am.

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It could be many things. I would open up Activity Monitor, sort by CPU activity and see what's spiking during the times this occurs. That would at least give us something to go on.

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Any chance that this is Spotlight indexing files? I am not sure when and how it schedules its work...

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I bet its your fan and not your drive. If you are hearing a spinning whirr its the fan powering up. I thought the same thing when I first got my MB.

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It's definitely the drive.
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