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MBP won't sleep, HDD constantly running (clicking), even with no programs open

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May 14, 2013 2:50 AM

When I close the lid on my Mac at night it doesn't sleep, and I can hear the HDD quietly chattering away. Even when I'm using it during the day I can similarly hear the HDD going, even if I'm just using MS Word, Safari and Itunes - I'm a student, so my day-to-day needs don't really push my Mac that hard!

The only thing I'm worried about is if it's going to knacker the HDD if it's running 24 hours a day. Am I just being paranoid, or is it something I should chase?

It only really started happening after I bought an external HDD to use as a time capsule. I never really have it connected though, except when I back up once a week. It's a Samsung 1TB Seagate. Any Ideas?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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