I just purchased an internal WD Blue 2TB HDD for my laptop, and I’ve noticed that everyday when I start the laptop it constantly does something even though Windows reports no activity on the disk whatsoever (it sounds like constant & fast seeking or accessing)
I rebooted in BIOS mode to see if Windows was the culprit, but even in BIOS I can clearly hear the constant and fast activity sound coming from the disk.
I checked the drive’s surface and there are no bad sectors. More so, the drive reaches 50°C temps indicating intense activity, the sound from it indicates intense activity, but Windows reports no activity at all! I’ve never experienced something like this before with other drives
Someone said elsewhere that the drive’s firmware might be doing something, but what is it doing all the time, every single day, and so intensively?
[edit: this happens every day when I start the laptop, and takes several hours for the intense activity to stop, even when in BIOS]