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Using Windows Performance Monitor to check Hard Disk Performance

I would like to use Windows Perf Montitor to log the performance of a hard disk array on my machine. I am specifically looking to check the average disk que length on the array. I tried going in to set it up, even tried reading the windows page on how to do it but am having no luck. Can anyone help with this?
Thanks,
Brian
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dax_badCommented:
Set it up as a log that runs for a day or more, unless you want to sit and stare at perfmon. Besides you need to collect data for a longer period of time to determine any trends
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bselltizAuthor Commented:
Kechka:
In that article it states "Next, select PhysicalDisk from the Performance Object dropdown list"
My problem is that the performance object dropdown only contains numbers.
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KechkaCommented:
sounds like the performance counters are corrupt.
I think you need to manually rebuild Performance Counter Library values
Take a look at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300956
it should work for XP also
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andyalderCommented:
Just an aside as it looks like the above covers yourperfmon problem...

Don't forget to run it from a remote workstation or you'll create extra I/O on the box you're testing, optimum queue length is 2 per disk in an array, so a queue of 10 for a 5 drive array.
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bselltizAuthor Commented:
sorry guys, gonna try to get to this next week and see how it goes, thanks.
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