Strange disk activity


#1

Hi!

I’ve 1 TB My Book Elite and recently the disk activity on it is 100% and i can do nothing with it. The funny thing is, that no programs use it at all and I get this (just connected it):

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Indexing is off, Windows SP3, all smart and self test is OK, antivir disabled, defragment 0%, no program use (i can see it from Process Monitor) also no processes use it (Process Explorer).

Any idea ?

Thanks,

tutyi


#2

Did you install Smartware?

Joe


#3

Yes i did, but the disk activity is appear with and without it.


#4

If you have the Smartware setup for automatic backup it’s probably running in background comparing PC and backup for changes.

Joe


#5

I’ve never used the automatic backup. It’s just a storage for changing data between work and home, and i handle everything manually with total commander.


#6

Is there any useful application which can tells me what is accessing the external drive ? Or monitoring tool. I run out of ideas.


#7

What do you have for antivirus? Did you look in the task manager to see what Processes are running? There is this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

Joe


#8

I’m using Avira Antivir but it was turned off, and I saw nothing in Process Monitor as I mentioned in the first post. I think one of the firmware upgrades did something, and its defragmenting itself / doing some maintance thing (that is my wildest guess, coz i never run defrag on it and it’s still 0% defragmented after 1 year)


#9

Your image doesn’t show a list of running processes. I mentioned the antivirus because I had problems with AVG in the past and seems troublesome on Windows 7 crash dump analysis. Do you use a third party Defrag program? I’ve got a My Book Pro II and had problems and I finally traced to to using JK Defrag. What about check disk is that running? What about indexing on the external it’s in properties?

Joe


#10

tutyi3 wrote:

Indexing is off, Windows SP3, all smart and self test is OK, antivir disabled, defragment 0%, no program use (i can see it from Process Monitor) also no processes use it (Process Explorer).

vista sp3 or xp sp3?

vista, like win7, has defrag scheduled by default


#11

xp sp3, I dont use any third party defrag programs

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