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    jra0500
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    Hard disk activity
    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.

    Jeffrey R. Anderson

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    See http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8107

    I continue to claim that the HD activity light is not needed on Mac systems, except for external drives.

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    jra0500
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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist
    See http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8107

    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.

    Jeffrey R. Anderson

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    Cloudane
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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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