DiskSpy
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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
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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later









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ver. 1.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Oct 2002
I second that! This is very good software.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Oct 2002
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.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Oct 2002
Misconfigured server sends download as HTML page -> ANNOYING!!!!
[Version 1.2.1]


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tjloeb commented on 01 Oct 2002
Great little package. Fixes a major shortcoming with Macs.
[Version 1.0]


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JEndahl had trouble on 22 Jan 2004
MacUpdate, you should update the URL for this excellent utility. He's moved to http://seiryu.home.comcast.net/diskspy.html
[Version 1.3]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 22 Jan 2004
Done. Thanks so much for the info.

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RONIN427 rated on 26 Sep 2013

[Version 1.5]


Downloads:19,709
Version Downloads:4,387
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:28 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 trap any low-level I/O calls, does not run as the super user, nor does it actually write to any disk(s), so it is safe to use.


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