Since some time (months) I am noticing a permanent SSD-activity while MusicBee is running (also in the background and idle). I suspected various apps but finally pointed it down to MusicBee.
I am using MusciBee Portable in v. 3.3.7367 P / Windows 10 64Bit / 500GB SSD / 8GB RAM / AV: Bitdefender 2020
Only relevant setting in MusicBee: Library -> monitored folders -> scan on startup only
The question is if anybody
- also noticed similar behaviour
- has an explanation for this behaviour
- can give an workaround to stop this behaviour
- give hints to dig deeper in that matter
The case seems a little bit strange; here my findings until now:
I used the program "Process Monitor" to find any difference in "File System Activity":
a) I captured all events during 60s with MusicBee started, in background and idle (1min after program start).
b) Then I captured all events during 60s while MusicBee is not running (quited directly after the previous run).
Results between a) Musicbee is running vs. b) Musicbee is not running:
- Total Bytes Written (all processes): 111KB vs. 32KB
- Total Bytes Read (all processes): 697KB vs. 300KB
- Total Events (all processes): 724 vs. 645
The path of the files with most written byte are the following:
for a) and b) the top file is: C:\Windows\System32\config\SOFTWARE.LOG1
for b) the only two further files with written bytes are:
- 2KB | C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\System.evtx
- 2KB | C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-WHEA%4Errors.evtx
for a) there are 4 other files with 10 times of written bytes:
21KB | C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-PushNotification-Platform%4Operational.evtx
20KB | C:\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM.LOG1
16KB | C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender Security\HttpProxy.dat-wal
16KB | C:\Users\[MYUSERNAME]\ntuser.dat.LOG2
Total entries of "File Summary": a) vs b) = 66 vs 56
Total entries of "Registry Summary": a) vs b) = 1122 vs 526
--> For Registry most of the 673 "additional" elements with a) (MusicBee running) are:
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\BTH\... ... and so an with [ACPI, BTH, BTHENUM, HID, PCI, ROOT, STORAGE, SW, SWD, USB, USBSTOR]
Do you have any answer to my initial question?
The background why I even find this behaviour disturbing, because my SSD (Crucial MX300 M.2) unfortunatley makes some very low noises during file accesses (like some coile wine / squeezing) - and since using MusicBee this noise is permanent present which drives me a little bit crazy. If I quit MusicBee the SSD is again very silent as expected.
Maybe it is a hint to some strange behaviour/bug of MusicBee itself (e.g.: it is the "portable" version, why it should trigger a massive registry-read/write access?) - but maybe it is only a artifact of my software systems (Bitdefender?)
Any help is welcome!