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DiskSpy... While many PC makers put hard disk LEDs on the outside of their computers, Apple hasn't put any disk LEDs on any Maces since the SE/30. Some Mac old-timers may remember the number of products that were available during the System 7 era that provided a software disk LED in the menu bar.

DiskSpy is a small program that acts as a software disk LED for Macs running Mac OS X. DiskSpy sits in the menu bar and gives visual notifications when the OS is reading from or writing to a disk. DiskSpy does not run in the kernel region, does not use any private frameworks or undocumented APIs, does not require any hacks to use, does not more...

What's New

Version 1.5:
  • Now built with 64-bit addressing support on both Intel and PowerPC Macs.
  • The 64-bit version uses Leopard's garbage collection feature, which improves responsiveness somewhat.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Franz Kaiser
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I use to have Norton Utilities, which included "DiskLight". This is an excellent and better replacement. I'm using OS 10.2.8 on a G3 350, and I have so far noticed no drag on the CPU, thoough I haven't had the program very long. Thanks so much for writing this!

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Version 1.3
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MacUpdate, you should update the URL for this excellent utility. He's moved to http://seiryu.home.comcast.net/diskspy.html

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Version 1.3
MacUpdate-Lon
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Done. Thanks so much for the info.

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Michael
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Quite handy! I miss the drive light on my Dell desktop. Many alternate themes are included for display of the data this program shows. The default one isn't very pretty in, but themes are very easy to change and many nice ones are included. Handy if you want to know about disk activity!

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Version 1.3
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I second that! This is very good software.

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Version 1.2.1
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The server is not run by the maker of this software. Mozilla is the one having the problems not the server. Explorer does just fine and besides When the text loads into the browser page just use save as and then decompress. No problem. Also, it is not HTML but plain text. It is stupid to rate a software in such a way.

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Version 1.2.1
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Misconfigured server sends download as HTML page -> ANNOYING!!!!

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Version 1.2.1
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tjloeb
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Great little package. Fixes a major shortcoming with Macs.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 19,894
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Date 28 Aug 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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