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HDD light flickering/flashing?

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February 9, 2013 5:04:54 PM

Hello, is it normal for the HDD light on my case to constantly flash? If so, is there a way to disable it? It is kind of irritating xD

I just upgraded my CPU and motherboard and installed a secondary HDD (Intel Core i5-3570k and MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard), and it just started happening.

I have read that it is the hard drive failing, bad sectors, or that the hard drive is simply reading/writing files. I would just like some insight to the reason it is flashing, so I know it's not an issue with the hard drive or something. Thanks!

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February 9, 2013 5:11:15 PM

its meant to do it--it is simply reading/writing files

edit -- you can just disconnect the hdd led connector to stop it if you want
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February 9, 2013 8:04:06 PM

The light shows drive activity, simply disconnect the LED if you do not like it. It serves no functional purpose.
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February 9, 2013 8:41:49 PM

Alright, thanks guys!
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February 9, 2013 8:42:03 PM

Best answer selected by imrevned.
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