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I was wondering if anyone knows of a program that can display a simulated hard disk activity light in the menu bar.

I have never worked on a system without an HDD activity light.

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See Hard Drive busy light among other things

I continue to claim that the HD activity light is not needed on Mac systems, except for external drives.
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I continue to claim that the HD activity light is not needed on Mac systems, except for external drives.
Thanks a lot. In time I may decide that it is actually useless, but I am weaning my way off windows. Don't think of it as a hard disk activity monitor, think of it as a windoze patch.

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A few months on and I haven't really missed the hard drive light... much... but there have still been a couple of occasions where it might've been useful e.g. a 'game' I was quitting seemed to lock the whole system up for a full minute or so (it's a RAM gobbler so it was probably shuffling virtual memory around as many such games do when you quit them). A flickering light would at least have been more reassurance as I got close to the ctrl-cmd-power a few times
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I just listen to the clicking to find out if a harddrive is actually still working or as just stopped...
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I use some konfab widgets and activity monitor
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