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Abnormal start and stop of SATA HD

I just intalled this HD on my new DELL XPS 420 as a slave drive.
It works fine, but when I'm not accessing it, it continues to spin up and stop every minute or so.
I am concerned that this puts a strain on the motor and will speed up wear of bearings.
Is it normal or is it defective?

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Normal turn off index services also ok thx nick

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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    nick helpap Feb 08, 2008

    do disk defrag also make sure its formated to ntfc ok

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