lack of a Hard Drive Activity Light

dclnmurray

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 1, 2007
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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
 

SDDave2007

macrumors regular
Apr 12, 2007
197
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Dang... I found [and installed] a little menubar utility, and now I can't find where I hid it....
 

lag1090

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Jan 28, 2007
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NJ
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.
 

lag1090

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Jan 28, 2007
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NJ
I found a little program called TinkerTool that puts a HD activity light on the menu bar.

It has some other little toys, but the HD light is the only one I use..
OP was asking for use on Vista, not OS X. At least that's how I interpreted it, anyway.
 

SDDave2007

macrumors regular
Apr 12, 2007
197
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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
 

missourimac

macrumors newbie
Aug 9, 2007
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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..