[CentOS] Constant disk activity

Thu Mar 22 05:06:41 UTC 2012
Fajar Priyanto <fajarpri at arinet.org>

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM, dnk <d.k.emaillists at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is old. 512 Mb ram, 1.6 Ghz (Celeron), 2 X 1TB Dell 7200 RPM Sata drives. Mostly backup purposes (rsync and crashplan). transmission-daemon running. That's about it at this point.

512MB is pretty low. I wont be surprised that it's doing swapping all the time.
Try to stop and disable all services you can from:
chkconfig --list

Moreover, that transmission daemon is surely causing disk activity,
don't you think so?

If you are talking about "noise level" of the disk activity..... :)
Make sure you screw the harddisk tight to the casing.