I have a primary SSD drive and my WD Blue WD10JPVX is my data drive. I have noticed that the WD drive is continuously spinning up and down in Windows 8.1 every couple of minutes. Is this normal or is my drive dying…? Ii it is normal, is there a way to disable this behaviour ?
I have tested the drive with the WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostics and it gives it a clean bill of health.
(relevant SMART Info : Start/Stop Count = 91, Load/unload Cycle count = 197)
If I take a look at Window’ Resource monitor & which processes are using which disks. I only see vds.exe & “system” as the processes accessing the WD drive.
Thanks for your input.