How do know which HDD is active. I have 4 HDDs in my system (+ 1 SSD)

  1.    28 Jun 2016 #1

    How do know which HDD is active. I have 4 HDDs in my system (+ 1 SSD)

    Sometimes one of my HDDs starts to seek very rapidly, and not because of any actions I've started. How can I tell which HDD is active and which background process or program is causing that activity?
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       29 Jun 2016 #2

    In Task Manager you can sort running processes by clicking the column header. To see what processes are using most disk, click Disk. Right clicking a process and selecting Open file location you can then see where the program / process is stored:

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