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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:49 pm 
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Why does my ext HD ...blink... at times but QUIT blinking if I just go to it and open a file?
Any file.
As soon as it's accessed, it quits blinking.

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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:55 pm 
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It will blink if the drive is being accessed. Once the file is loaded it will stop blinking.

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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
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it knows when you are watching

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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:13 am 
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flaminio wrote:
It will blink if the drive is being accessed. Once the file is loaded it will stop blinking.

It does the opposite.
When I'm not doing anything involving the drive, it begins to spontaneously start blinking.
Just accessing it and doing nothing in it........Stops the blinking.

It doesn't seem to affect anything other than my curiosity.

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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:14 am 
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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:37 pm 
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perhaps it does stuff for you? Backing up your files/data?


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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:36 pm 
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Barndog wrote:
perhaps it does stuff for you? Backing up your files/data?


I don't think it's AUTOMATIC backup. Could be wrong but even if so, why would it act like it is having activity when it's not and then look like it's NOT having activity when it ...is?

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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
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The drive is performing maintainace activities in short bursts when not in use. When regular use is needed like accessing your file, maintainace stops, it performs your file access request, then rests. After a short time with no more drive access requests, maintainace will resume.


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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
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the resident virus on your system is periodically scanning your system for interesting files.

when the resident virus detects your activity, it becomes dormant to avoid detection.


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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:57 am 
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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:01 am 
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SuperGenius wrote:
The drive is performing maintainace activities in short bursts when not in use. When regular use is needed like accessing your file, maintainace stops, it performs your file access request, then rests. After a short time with no more drive access requests, maintainace will resume.

It must be doing one helluva maintenance.
It blinks constantly unless I access it for.......Nothing.
Just look in and it quits and behaves.
Could it be a teenager?

Damn you, Adam. You got me into this mood and it's a serious question.
I'd like to know why it blinks until accessed.

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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
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Rollo Tomassi wrote:
SuperGenius wrote:
The drive is performing maintainace activities in short bursts when not in use. When regular use is needed like accessing your file, maintainace stops, it performs your file access request, then rests. After a short time with no more drive access requests, maintainace will resume.

It must be doing one helluva maintenance.
It blinks constantly unless I access it for.......Nothing.
Just look in and it quits and behaves.
Could it be a teenager?

Damn you, Adam. You got me into this mood and it's a serious question.
I'd like to know why it blinks until accessed.


It does a variety of things, it could be moving data for faster access when needed, scanning for drive integrity (if it finds a bad sector for example it will move the data off and quarantine that bit of the drive), you could have background antivirus scans running, you might have some sort of backup program backing up your main drive (I doubt you're smart enough to have that though :lol: ) and it could also simply be the NSA checking out your porn stash.


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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
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The blinking is when it is idle and available for the government to access and verify your files. That's the blinking.
When you are using it, you are co-opting the time they can access it and so the blinking stops.


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 Post subject: Re: External HD question
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:27 am 
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It has changed for some reason. Now it only blinks when I pretend to not look at it.

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