lack of a Hard Drive Activity Light

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dclnmurray, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. dclnmurray macrumors newbie

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    Hi All

    Besides an almost perfect machine running Vista an a 17" MBP (latest edition) has anyone come across a hard drive activity light for either sidebar or task bar?

    cheers

    Dave
     
  2. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

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    Dang... I found [and installed] a little menubar utility, and now I can't find where I hid it....
     
  3. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    In practice, I've found a hard drive indicator to be somewhat unnecessary with the new MBPs. Most of the time, you can hear the hard drive being accessed, so there's not much of a use for a software indicator.

    Aside from that, the HDD indicator from here should do the job just fine.
     
  4. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    OP was asking for use on Vista, not OS X. At least that's how I interpreted it, anyway.
     
  5. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

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    The one I have works in OSX and under PARALLELS .. should work just find with boot camp...as OSX is monitoring the drives all the time
     
  6. missourimac macrumors newbie

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    MenuMeters

    Do a search for MenuMeters.. I believe it's in the downloads section of Apple's website.. it has all sort of menu based lights that are really low on the CPU and are great.. been using it for months..
     
  7. Macmuchmore macrumors newbie

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    Great HD activity indicator

    I use DriveGleam. Hard to find, but it works with XP and Vista.
     

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