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    Question Whats accessing my hard disk up?

    i have a shuttle xpc which i use as a pvr and am trying to keep as quiet as possible. about the only noisy thing is the spinpoint hard disk. i have set the disk to idle after a minute or so as its not needed 99% of the time. however every 30 mins something happens that causes the hard disk to spin up again.

    question is, how can i find out what is causing this to happen? is there any way of seeing which threads/processes/services are accessing the disk?

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    shaun

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    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Diskmon.html

    Have a play with that, it should tell you whats going on

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    can I ask what you Shuttle XPC is and what you've got in it?

    I have one myself and I'm trying to get it quieter, but I have a dodgy fan. It's only a few months old too.

    My System: Coolermaster Centurion 5 (black) case, Intel E6750 Core2Duo, Tagan Easy-Con 530W, Asus P5B Deluxe WIFI, OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC, Samsung SpinPoint 200Gb SATA2 / 2 x Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200Gb SATA, 256Mb Sapphire ATI PCI-E X1950PRO, Creative X-Fi Xtreme 7.1, 19" Daewoo W9ZQ Black Widescreen TFT, 4Mb Virgin Cable Broadband (formerly Blueyonder) with Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G and DD-WRT firmware.

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