You do have proof besides the activity light that the HDD is actually running? Such as vibrating or humming?
Thanks for the post! Okay, so I just tested this... When the screen turns off and the hard drive light comes on, I can hear some intermittent hard drive noise here and there (one second, then nothing for a few seconds or so, then one second, then nothing for maybe 5-10 seconds at most, then 1-2 seconds, etc.). So it's not as if I can hear the hard drive "writing" non-stop, it's more like that. However, the hard drive light stays on pretty much non-stop.
I thought I remembered that this was what it did when you use screen saver, which would make sense since it's calling up pictures from your hard drive (I used the screen saver where you direct it to a folder of pictures) -- though it's possible there was more of a "reading/writing" hard drive noise during that.
However, as stated, I have screen saver turned off.
Any thoughts? Thanks!
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