Microsoft or WD? One of them is ruining my WD Internal drive!
Microsoft’s ruining my WD Internal drive! At least, I’m assuming it’s MS. It could be Western Digital that’s doing it?
My WD HDD “activity” led flashes once-per-second as long as my computer is on. And, that happens even if I’m not logged into my user account.
That is wearing-out my HDD faster than it should!
I just had to buy a brand new WD HDD (WD5003AZEX) because the one I had (which was also WD, and was only 1-1/2yrs old) died suddenly.
I need advice:
What is causing the incessant disk activity? How do I prevent it?
If it’s software (Microsoft’s or Western Digital’s), please advise me on which software it is, or could be, and whether or not I can disable or remove such software. I’ve tried stopping Microsoft’s “Search Indexer” but it scrambled my system, and I had to restore my system to an earlier date! If “indexing” is causing the problem, then will you please advise me on the correct procedure to disable/remove the indexing function? If it’s a WD “feature,” please tell me how to stop that.
I do not want to burn-up another HDD due to this constant, unnecessary disk activity.