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    Replacement for the old HDD monitor?

    Hi - I used to use the HDD monitor gadget - very useful it was since I have have multiple HDDs and various backup and copy options running. It was handy having the window on the second monitor desktop showing activity of each of the internal and attached drives. I'm now needing something similar again - a simple activity bar that shows activity. Any suggestions?

    Cheers, Gary

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    Not an answer, but....

    I don't bother to monitor disk activity but I do monitor disk health with CrystalDiskInfo, which tells me when the disk is starting to fail - hopefully. I also have a daily backup.

    cheers, Paul

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    Acronis Drive Monitor - automated monitoring of HDD health, in event it detects failing drive it will auto-backup if Acronis Backup app is present on system.
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...drive-monitor/
    Last edited by Fascist Nation; 2015-04-09 at 20:54.

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    I use SpeedFan by almico.com. Not sure of external device support.
    http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

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    SpeedFan doesn't have reporting via email / icon so it is only any good for instant information.

    cheers, Paul

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    Try DriveGLEAM - info at http://www.dirtcellar.net/documentat...EAM/index.html , download from http://www.dirtcellar.net/software/d...drivegleam.php . It supports all types of physical drives, including external usb-connected ones. Each drive that you want to monitor has its own icon in the taskbar, showing dark when no activity, green when being read from, red when being written to, yellow when both at once (colours are customisable).

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