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#176 OFFLINE   Getteau

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:44 PM

maybe it just catches my sleep cycles at the wrong time, but the HD noise on my HR21-700 seems to really kick in around 5AM. I also hear it at other times, but the 5AM activity has woken me up more times than I can count. It's almost like the noise I hear when the box reboots. However, in this case, there are no spinning blue lights, so I know it hasn't rebooted on its own.

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#177 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:01 PM

There is more being done on the system than there used to be .. This means more disk activity .. that's pretty much the bottom line. Generally speaking, this is a good thing.
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#178 OFFLINE   mridan

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:05 PM

There is more being done on the system than there used to be .. This means more disk activity .. that's pretty much the bottom line. Generally speaking, this is a good thing.


It's not a good thing when it interferes with my viewing experience,i.e.soft dialogue of program.

#179 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:29 AM

And it's certainly not a good thing when it causes the video to freeze.

So, Doug, you admit there is more disk activity, but that it's not related to software??? In what universe can that be true? A disk doesn't do anything unless the software tells it to. Doesn't this mean D* needs to do a better job managing background tasks so they don't interfere with playback?

#180 OFFLINE   nikwax

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:29 PM

There is more being done on the system than there used to be .. This means more disk activity .. that's pretty much the bottom line. Generally speaking, this is a good thing.


as one of my colleagues quipped, some engineer's idea of a computer is that it's a platform to run diagnostics on. ;-)


Massively disrupting the viewer's experience in the name of increased diagnostics or system activity is bass-ackwards.

#181 OFFLINE   CopyCat

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:56 PM

There is more being done on the system than there used to be .. This means more disk activity .. that's pretty much the bottom line. Generally speaking, this is a good thing.



I hope it is disk defrag to speed things up :D
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#182 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:16 PM

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