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Drive runs almost continually - very hot as a result

I have two external drives. The Iomega has always seemed to run non-stop while the WD Elements only ran when computer was accessing it. Now the WD runs non-stop too. How can I determine what is causing this?

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You can download the data lifeguard diagnostic utility off WD's website.

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