The Hamster in my hard drive is back
December 15, 2011 9:28 PM Subscribe
I have a Iomega Home Media drive on my LAN that starts chattering like it is about to explode with activity.
posted by silsurf to computers & internet (10 answers total)
I had the same thing happen on the last one and it finally just died form exhaustion. It just started accessing reading/writing whatever at a ferocious speed, sometimes for a second, sometimes for a minute. On that previous one it started and kept going for a few weeks until finally it died.
This "new" one is a refurb replacement. It was silent for about a month and today the chattering/insane/hamster wheel accessing has started.
I looked at Console, but there does not seem to be anything unusual. Then I tried Little Snitch to look at the Local Network Activity and again I can see nothing odd going on at all. I thought perhaps it was Spotlight trying to index the drive, but it is not listed as a source for indexing in the preferences.
All I keep on it are movies files that I use for NAS to my ATV.
Love to get some more ideas on how to get this thing calmed down, it makes me nervous just hearing it under the desk, like time bomb.
The drive is connected to a Ethernet switch that is coming out of my Time Warner Motorola Cable Router.
Mac OSX Lion
Iomega Home Media Drive
All hard wired
There is also an ATV and a Time Capsule on the same LAN. I also use BackBlaze for remote backups (No the drive is not listed there as well)