Monitor Hard Drive Activity with DriveGLEAM

DriveGLEAM is a free active hard drive monitoring utility. It sits in the system tray and shows you the read/write activity for your hard drives. The program also supports output via a parallel port so that you can have different color LEDs for read and write process.

It is especially useful for system administrators who can log on remotely to other machines and check the system tray area to see the read and write activity of the hard drives. The interface may be a bit complex for a simple user to understand. You can select the drives or network drives that you want to monitor. Some of its features include

  • Monitor physical disks or partitions
  • Allows for CPU, RAM , VRAM usage display in tray
  • Read / Write / ReadWrite and Idle status indicators
  • Uses very few resources
  • Failure in DriveGLEAM can’t “freeze” your drives
  • Configurable poll rate

The program is a freeware and works on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista.