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Windows 7: Software that monitors Disk Read/Write activity sorted by Drive

25 Oct 2015   #1
w7forever

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Software that monitors Disk Read/Write activity sorted by Drive

Hey, I'm looking for a software that does what the task manager in Windows 8 and 10 does for monitoring disk activity which is basically just to break down disk read\write or i\o usage down by the individual hard drives.

I spent a while searching for such a software on google and downloaded and installed over 10 applications including Microsoft's Sysinternals Suite, Crystal disk info, IOmeter, OpenHardwareMonitor, Process Explorer, and several more, and none of them seem to have this function. I was surprised that I wasn't able to find any such function over many google searches but it's possible I was just using poor search terms.

Does anyone know such a software\program\utility that will monitor my disk read\write usage and break it down per drive so I can monitor it during backups, transfers and other disk operations?

Thanks


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25 Oct 2015   #2
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Not sure if this is what your looking for, but take a look. Also another thing to look at is DriveGLEAM, just google it, its free.

Activity Indicator download | SourceForge.net This is called activity monitor.
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25 Oct 2015   #3
w7forever

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Installed activity indicator:

It only indicates when there's any disk activity, not the total KB/s that's being read or written like the Windows 8 and 10 task managers do for each drive. Also only one drive can be selected at a time.

Installed DriveGLEAM:

It also only indicates whether or not there's activity but not the total KB/s, this one can monitor multiple drives but doesn't have the function I need.



Unfortunately neither of these have the function I'm looking for, the function that comes default with the Windows 8 and 10 task managers under the performance tab, where it shows the disk KB/s being read and written and broken down by drive. I need this functionality but on Windows 7.
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25 Oct 2015   #4
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Take a look at resource monitor in Windows 7. Then select the disk tab once it opens. To get to resource monitor: Click Start> All programs> accessories> system tools> resource monitor. Then select Disk tab. I believe this is what you want. You can create a shortcut for it to the desktop for future access.
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25 Oct 2015   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Is something like this what you are looking for?

Code:
SIV64X - System Information Viewer V4.44 PC::Chris  Released 14-Apr-2014  [1252]  Command ["C:\Users\Chris\Desktop\Toolbox\System Information Viewer\SIV64X.exe" ] [] [C:\Windows\system32\SIV_PC.txt]


[ntfs]  [windows]


SIV64X - NTFS Volumes on \\PC - Windows 7 x64 Home Premium  V6.01  Build 7601  Service Pack 1

C:\ NTFS        User Reads     Read Size   User Writes    Write Size    Disk Reads   Disk Writes  |_||_||_|System Total
 User Data          75,979        2.93GB        73,637      392.95MB        79,758        74,732  Windows
 Meta Data           9,961       42.02MB         3,433       18.34MB        11,307         4,366  |G|Delay 0ms
 Root Index              0             0             0             0
 User Index          1,652        6.59MB           931        3.73MB      Log File          Lazy           Due to    Due to    Due to    Due to
 Log File                7       28.00KB        10,286       40.18MB         Flush        Writer            Write    Create   SetInfo     Flush
 Bitmap                234        3.90MB           933        6.92MB             0           917                0         0         0
 MFT                 9,227       36.04MB         2,216        9.23MB             0         2,057               12         0         0        99
 MFT Mirror                                          0             0             0             0                0         0         0         0
 MFT Bitmap              8       32.00KB           138      600.00KB             0           111                0         0         0         0

D:\ NTFS        User Reads     Read Size   User Writes    Write Size    Disk Reads   Disk Writes  |_||_||_|System Total
 User Data               6      144.00KB             0             0             4             0  Data
 Meta Data              52        6.30MB            15       60.00KB            69            19  |G|Delay 0ms
 Root Index              0             0             0             0
 User Index             17       68.00KB             4       16.00KB      Log File          Lazy           Due to    Due to    Due to    Due to
 Log File                7       28.00KB            35      144.00KB         Flush        Writer            Write    Create   SetInfo     Flush
 Bitmap                  6        6.00MB             1        4.00KB             0             0                0         0         0
 MFT                    25      100.00KB             7       28.00KB             0             5                0         0         0         0
 MFT Mirror                                          0             0             0             0                0         0         0         0
 MFT Bitmap              2        8.00KB             1        4.00KB             0             1                0         0         0         0

F:\ NTFS        User Reads     Read Size   User Writes    Write Size    Disk Reads   Disk Writes  |_||_||_|System Total
 User Data               3       12.00KB             0             0             2             0  Local Disk
 Meta Data              21        2.20MB             7       28.00KB            22             9  |G|Delay 0ms
 Root Index              0             0             0             0
 User Index              1        4.00KB             2        8.00KB      Log File          Lazy           Due to    Due to    Due to    Due to
 Log File                7       28.00KB            29      116.00KB         Flush        Writer            Write    Create   SetInfo     Flush
 Bitmap                  2        2.00MB             1        4.00KB             0             0                0         0         0
 MFT                    13       52.00KB             4       16.00KB             0             3                0         0         0         0
 MFT Mirror                                          0             0             0             0                0         0         0         0
 MFT Bitmap              1        4.00KB             1        4.00KB             0             0                0         0         0         0

NTFS Volumes    User Reads     Read Size   User Writes    Write Size    Disk Reads   Disk Writes  [_][_][_]System Total
 User Data          75,988        2.93GB        73,637      392.95MB        79,764        74,732
 Meta Data          10,034       50.52MB         3,455       18.43MB        11,398         4,394  |G|Delay 47ms
 Root Index              0             0             0             0
 User Index          1,670        6.66MB           937        3.75MB      Log File          Lazy           Due to    Due to    Due to    Due to
 Log File               21       84.00KB        10,350       40.43MB         Flush        Writer            Write    Create   SetInfo     Flush
 Bitmap                242       11.90MB           935        6.93MB             0           917                0         0         0
 MFT                 9,265       36.19MB         2,227        9.28MB             0         2,065               12         0         0        99
 MFT Mirror                                          0             0             0             0                0         0         0         0
 MFT Bitmap             11       44.00KB           140      608.00KB             0           112                0         0         0         0
Or maybe this?
Software that monitors Disk Read/Write activity sorted by Drive-diskcountersview.jpg


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25 Oct 2015   #6
w7forever

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
Take a look at resource monitor in Windows 7. Then select the disk tab once it opens. To get to resource monitor: Click Start> All programs> accessories> system tools> resource monitor. Then select Disk tab. I believe this is what you want. You can create a shortcut for it to the desktop for future access.
Resource monitor is what I was using up until now, thank you though.

The trouble with resource monitor for my purposes is under Disk Activity it only shows the total amount of disk I/O across all drives, and on the graphs to the right, it only shows the Queue Length and not the amount of MB/sec being read\written\total like the Windows 8\10 taskmgr does.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender
Or maybe this?
I downloaded DiskCountersView (your 2nd screenshot) and tried it out.

Yes, this has most of what I'm looking for, it shows me the Read and Write speeds in MB/sec broken down by drive which lets me monitor performance during copies and backups, attached screenshot showing what I'm using it for.

I'm still looking for an application with a bit more of a polished GUI that has a graph of recent history and also the total amount of MB/sec in addition to the read+write amounts that your application covers, but this is very good and gets me most of the way there.

Thank you for your help so far, if nobody else responds with another version of this with the stats graph like in Win 8\10 task manager in the next few days I'll just mark it solved, you've been a big help.


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