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When is my hard disk being used?

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  • Task Manager
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Last response: in Storage
February 9, 2008 11:58:46 PM

HI all, i am wanting to check out when my hard disk is being used, and how much.

Something like the cpu usage on the task manager would be excellent

Is there anything out there in windows, or freeware that will show me what i need to know?

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February 10, 2008 12:48:19 AM

Yes there is, stare at the blinking HDD LED. What are you going to do with this information once you get it? :heink:  This has to be the strangest question ever.
February 10, 2008 2:31:25 AM

it's either being used or not. theres no % like cpu usage. the hdd light is probably as good as anything. if you are doing just about anything the computer is using the hdd for the page file, so it's safe to assume its being used just about all the time.
February 10, 2008 3:37:59 AM

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