I have a Dell that came with a Maxtor 120GB SATA HD. The activity light constantly blinks at 1 second intervals even at an idle state (not standby). Is this normal for these drives/controllers. I've been away from hardware development for a while, so this kind of concerns me.
I don't have antivirus running or background apps other than ZoneAlarm. MS-Messenger has been blitzed and I run Adaware once in a while.