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surfnode
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V+ HD Box Hard Drive spins up every hour - noisy and annoying

The Hard Drive on our V+ HD box spins up every hour and especially at night time this is quite annoying with it whirring away for a few minutes before powering down - its got to the point of turning the box off and only turning it on when we need to use it.

Is this normal?

Thanks.

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Superuser
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Re: V+ HD Box Hard Drive spins up every hour - noisy and annoying

Yes it is normal.

Is it the HDD or the fan? It could be either. If its spoiling your viewing as well, report it as a fault.

Turning off shouldn't affect things too much, but you might find if there have been overnight updates missed the box will take longer to start. Also the EPG may take a while to reach normal capacity.

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LittleMick73
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Re: V+ HD Box Hard Drive spins up every hour - noisy and annoying

With this type of equipment it should not be turned off as it is reciving data all the time, however if it's very noisy I can understand. Micky
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