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    hd led blink

    I have noticed that my hd led for my samsung ssd blinks lightly every second even at idle doing nothing. Ran maleware bytes and found nothing. Ran maleware rootkit kill and found 1 virus which has been deleted. Is it normal for it to blink so many times? Running windows 7 pro. thanks
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    Yes, it's fine.

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    Hey drop4205. Even though the disk is nominally "idle" in fact the PC is never truly doing nothing. It is constantly running bits and pieces in the background, antivirus, windows services and on and on and if the disk is "idle" it may start TRIM or garbage cleaning and all this will mean the OS is going to access the disk and the light will blink.

    It may also have become sentient and be plotting to kill you but my psychologist advised me not to talk about this in public again so.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post

    It may also have become sentient and be plotting to kill you but my psychologist advised me not to talk about this in public again so.......

    Ruh-roh raggy, looks like Judgement Day is nigh upon us

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    Do you have AI Suite II installed? That will buzz the hdd every second. Also other monitoring type softwares will do the same. That's how you get the constant temps/stats etc.
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    (both have 1920X1080 hd screens, mine above, hers below )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    Ruh-roh raggy, looks like Judgement Day is nigh upon us
    Meet my psychologist.....

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