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Hard Disk Performace Profiling
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ntsc
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Sep 20, 2005, 10:02 AM
 
I'm looking for an application that can profile hard disk performance. specifically can it tell me the data rates which are coming from the drive at any point.

can anyone suggest anything, preferably free.

thanks in advance.
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Sep 21, 2005, 12:19 AM
 
I think MenuMeters does something like that, and you should be able to get extra info by clicking on the icon.
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Sep 21, 2005, 03:20 AM
 
Uh, what about Activity Viewer (included with OS X)?
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Sep 21, 2005, 11:02 PM
 
I think you mean Activity Monitor (at least, assuming you're using a more recent OSX version).
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Sep 21, 2005, 11:27 PM
 
DOH, that's what I meant to say.

But yeah, I think that will do the trick. The "Disk Activity" tab tells you Data in/out rates per second, gives you some graphs, reads, writes, etc.
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Sep 22, 2005, 12:07 PM
 
thats exactly what i was looking for, its been a while since i used the Activity Monitor. usually use the terminal for a process listing, seems to have grown up more recently

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