Windows 10 Optical drive randomly starts spinning when the computer is unused.


Not that it bothers me, but I have noticed that the DVD drive (UDF live file system DVD inserted) randomly started spinning after the computer was not touched for many hours.

It happens repeatedly.

It does not bother me, I would just like to know what Windows does when accessing the disk.


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It's just polling the drive to see if it's available. It does the same for all drives.