Would like a utility to help monitor excessive hard drive activity
Posted on 2015-02-11
This is a Lenovo Desktop with Windows 8, I don't have the model at the moment but it is about 1 year old and was a top of the line PC then.
-Core i7 4xxx
- discrete video card.
I would consider it essentially a high-end business PC or a mid-low end gaming PC. No SSD but I'm pretty sure a 7200RPM SATA disk.
It's used for business. Primarily "Total Fuel", a Fuel Oil business client management system. It is a client and the server for "Total Fuel" (it serves itself and 1-2 other PCs, just Windows file sharing), Quickbooks, web/email, a Trend "Worry-Free Business Security" Standard Server (for about 5 PCs) and it runs Crashplan (local to USB hdd) and Carbonite (cloud) backup.
The PC has been running slowly for quite some time. The hard drive seems to be the issue. Whenever the user feels it's slow, the hard drive has high activity and the red drive light is nearly constantly ON. I find it difficult to pin down exactly which program is causing this using the built in monitoring under Task Manager. Either I need some help using Task Manager more effectively for this issue or I need a utility to help log things.