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Anyone know of a real-time HDD usage monitor?

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What I am looking for is a Windows XP program that will give me the data read and written per unit of time for each running process on my computer - that way I can easily see which of my programs is bogging down the system accessing the hard drive.

I know the task manager will do I/O Read Bytes and I/O Write Bytes, but it does not give bytes written and read over time.

Any ideas?
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Give http://hddlife.com/ a try
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SysInternals site:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx

You might want to check the file and disk utilities too.


And free; which is nice.... :)
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Try Performance Monitor - it's built into windows (may also be called System Monitor).  Type Perfmon on a command line or start/run.
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Unfortunately, it doesn't look like those programs will do what i need...unless I am overlooking something.
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http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/prork/pree_exa_swlz.mspx?mfr=true

The above link is for disk performance using my suggestion above - System Monitor/Performance Monitor.
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leew: thanks for the suggestion, but that doesnt seem to break it down by process, just gives overall usage

lamaslany: sorry, i was looking at the process monitor, not process explorer.  The process explorer does seem to give me pretty good info, i think i'll use that - thanks!
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