05-09-2012 05:55 AM
I have gofles home (NAS) and win 7 64 bit, I lately started hearing periodic sound every 5 seconds from 2 internal hard drives. I opened the case and noticed the sound comes from these harddrives. I restored my windows from a previous backup thinking some alien file had intruded my machine. Of couse the sound stopped. I reinstall the dash board, and there goes the scanning noise again. What is happening ? Any solution ? I have now uninstalled the dash board tempoarily. bashiro
05-14-2012 06:27 PM
I had the same problem. CPU usage spiked every couple of seconds. Also, I get network crashing problems now that I have this installed. Seagate told me the cycling was Instant Backup so I uninstalled and sure enough it stopped. I reinstalled and stopped the backup feature (which is what i wanted to use orginally) and it still cycles. So far no further help from Seagate.
05-15-2012 01:56 PM
Memeo instant backup continually scans your drives looking for changes. You could try setting a backup plan that checks only a single empty folder. I think that's under advanced settings from memory (I stopped using instant backup early on). But if you do that what is the point of running instant backup at all?
I recommend uninstalling memeo instant backup and using some other backup software or just backing up manually. From other posts I think windows backup has problems with the slow transfer speed unless you have a wired gigabit network.
Have a look at the excellent posts from ntpntpntp on manual backups using the robocopy command (search the forum on robocopy)