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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.


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 20,561
Version Downloads 5,239
License Free
Date 28 Aug 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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