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Sounds like the drives are just spinning up from sleep. Windows let them park their heads when they weren't being used till they spun up, that explains the click. Normal to me.

If you don't want them to spin down use this: http://nosleephd.codeplex.com/
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thats the only option? repeatedly writing small files?
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Or edit the firmware yourself.
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This is 100% normal. The drive is putting itself to sleep after a set amount of time for power saving. This is generally seen often in the drives like the Caviar Green, Caviar Blue, Samung Green, etc. But is also in normal drives. The only drives out there that don't stop spinning unless you turn off your machine will be 10k and 15k drives (like the VelciRapter from WD). Windows's power saving features have no control over any of these functions. They are entirely dependent on the drive. 

 

If you don't want it to spin down, you can follow Sean's suggestion or go and edit the firmware on the drive (have fun, because we don't support that here). Otherwise, buckup and stick with it. Or be like the cool kids and get an SSD. 

 
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This is 100% normal. The drive is putting itself to sleep after a set amount of time for power saving. This is generally seen often in the drives like the Caviar Green, Caviar Blue, Samung Green, etc. But is also in normal drives. The only drives out there that don't stop spinning unless you turn off your machine will be 10k and 15k drives (like the VelciRapter from WD). Windows's power saving features have no control over any of these functions. They are entirely dependent on the drive. 

If you don't want it to spin down, you can follow Sean's suggestion or go and edit the firmware on the drive (have fun, because we don't support that here). Otherwise, buckup and stick with it. Or be like the cool kids and get an SSD. 

Well my system drive is an SSD... that's why I don't get why just browsing the internet this is even happening...
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My system operates the same way -- Primary drive = Corsair SSD & my secondary drive = samsung F3. The Samsung will enter sleep mode if it's not being accessed. Running 3DMark11 will actually pull it out of sleep mode as well for some reason.
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