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 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.