I know it's the spotlight indexing process, but it's been killing my HDD for the last few days and will not stop. The CPU usage is rather low but
fs_usage shows that the mds process is doing something the whole time.
I'v tried force quitting it with
kill -9 but it will just auto re-spawn and keep killing my HDD.
I'v added all my HDDs into the Spotlight privacy list as well as disabling indexing
sudo mdutil -a -i off
I'v done several restarts but it keeps on going.
Any ideas on how to stop it from opening and running?
I Managed to stop mds by the following command:
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library//LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.*
But after a restart my HDD is still writing ~6MB/s and reading ~500KB/s Any ideas how to find out which process is consuming my HDD? It makes my computer incredible slow.
It only does 3MB/s write now that I have left the computer alone for a while.
It stopped just now for about 5 seconds, then started writing again. I was doing nothing different.
Here is a screenshot of the usage: