So I've only recently gotten into RGH and the slim Xboxes. Before I had an old Xenon and had it JTAGed back when you needed the old blades dashboard. I was content with it for years until it finally died and I upgraded to a Trinity Slim. Everything is exactly as it was with the previous Xbox except one problem that's been bothering me; everytime I turn off the Xbox 360, the hard drive stays "active" and makes a clicking noise that sounds dangerously like a failing hard drive. I've been disconnecting it and done a small amount of research on what might be causing this. I've seen phrases like "head parking" and "Load cycle count" and blah blah... I don't mean to sound like I'm ignoring this but I just don't want to get into any unecessary stuff if this isn't the problem. Overall, it sounds like the Xbox Slims continue to power the drive after it is off but the drive itself isn't reading anything so it just kind of loops. At worst this sounds like it may do damage to the hard drive, but at best it's putting unecessary wear and tear on the drive, which I certainly do not prefer. I've tried three different Western Digital drives (all passports, different generations) and they all do the same thing. The old phat Xboxes don't have this problem and I was hoping someone on here might have had a similar experience, and may be able to shed some light on how to stop the drive from doing this. I don't imagine any solutions involving the 360 itself, but most likely some program to turn off some feature in the hard drive firmware that I need to run from my PC. Any information at all would be helpful, and honestly, thank you for your time.