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What does "Waiting to Scan (Disk Access)" means?

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#1 Dom



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:50 PM



Im currently in the process of trying out the software. I am not sure what the scanner meant by Waiting to Scan (Disk Access) means. It always goes to that state after scanning a bit. Is this normal and just wait (probably leave it overnight)? Does it mean it cannot access the disk?



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#2 Dom



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:07 PM

I think I know why... that means the disk was accessed. I think its because I set the "Do not interfere with disk access". After disabling that it seems to progressing on each drive correctly. Well, other than the other drive that says temperature equalization which probably stopped because HDD has reached a temp danger zone.  I will leave this overnight and see what happens.


Note: I disabled "Do not interfere with disk access" because OS is newly installed and no programs are currently accessing these drives. WIll probably turn that back on after this initial test.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:53 PM

yes you guessed correctly on disk access


as for temp equal is the difference between disks of same type is greater than your settings think the default is 3 degrees c


you can adjust as necessary



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:00 AM

Yup, you're correct about the disk access.  To help prevent bottlenecking the disk, or otherwise interfering with normal system performance, by default, we will stop a scan if something else is accessing the drive.  


This is specifically controlled by the "throttling" settings:



Changing the sensitivity may be better that disabling it outright. That way, it will still stop, but only if there is a lot of activity (eg, setting it to "low sensitivity" )


As for the temperature equalization, this is designed to help preventing "hot zones" or "hot spots" in your case. 


You can disable this option or increase the "window" if you want. 


And yes, the default setting is "3C". 

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