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    Hard drive runs constantly - ??

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    My HD runs constantly. What could cause this?

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    Re: Hard drive runs constantly - ??

    Please provide some information about your computer and describe what specifically is happening.
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    Re: Hard drive runs constantly - ??

    Quote Originally Posted by jmichaels29 View Post
    Ubuntu 20.04 lts - My HD runs constantly. What could cause this?
    Internal HDDs are normally always spinning. External HDD sometimes has spindown feature after period of inactivity.

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    Re: Hard drive runs constantly - ??

    Quote Originally Posted by jmichaels29 View Post
    Ubuntu 20.04 lts


    My HD runs constantly. What could cause this?
    Reading data from it?
    Writing data to it?

    That data can be from logs, background processes, network traffic, do you have a browser running that likes to pre-cache data, swap use ... could be all sorts of things.

    But those are just guesses based on the provided information. Better quality information would be helpful to better quality guesses.

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