My secondary HDD starts up whenever I enter Recycle Bin and some folders

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I have two SSDs for Windows and programs (C & E), and two HDDs for storage (D & F). Whenever I go into Recycle Bin that is located on C, the D HDD starts up (i.e., spins up). Even when it’s empty. Same with some folders that I know are not connected to D or F. It gets a little tedious as D starts up slowly. I am curious as to why the HDD (D) starts up when it’s not related to the task at hand.

Have I messed up on the partitioning or could it be something else? I have apparently all set up as “Primary Partition” as seen in the screenshot. So I’m also wondering if that is wise or if I should change it?

Disk Manager:
Disk Manager]
Disks 0 and 2 are the HDDs; 1 and 3 are the SSDs.

I can give additional info, but not sure what is needed since I have no idea as to what could be the cause of such a problem.


The issue is that C:$Recycle.Bin is on the C: drive,
but, as stated here, the Recycle Bin:

                Desktop / Recycle Bin

(a.k.a. Desktop / Recycle Bin) consists of
C:$Recycle.Bin + D:$Recycle.Bin + E:$Recycle.Bin + F:$Recycle.Bin
Try creating a file on your D: drive and deleting it; then look in Recycle Bin
I expect that the file will be there. 
It isn’t in C:$Recycle.Bin; it’s in D:$Recycle.Bin
So, when you go to Recycle Bin,
it has to look in all the fixed (non-removable) drives.

I don’t know any way to change this behavior. 
But, if you want to not have recycle bins on your HDDs,
the question I linked to suggests a possibility. 
Disclaimer: I have not tried this,
and so I don’t know what will happen if you do it. 
Follow these instructions at your own risk, and/or do more research.

Right-click on the Recycle Bin and select “Properties”. 
You should get something like this:

Recycle Bin Properties

  • Select the D: drive,
  • Select “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. 
    Remove files immediately when deleted.”
  • Click on “Apply”.

Repeat for the F: drive.

If that doesn’t work,
try deleting the D:$Recycle.Bin and F:$Recycle.Bin directories
following the instructions here.

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