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Free HDD LED 2.03

Get an instant activity LED for each of your hard drives

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 26 May 2016
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Developer: Free Software Project
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Free HDD LED
Get an instant activity LED for each of your hard drives

Free HDD LED is a simple tool that displays an activity LED for each of your hard drives.

The LEDs can be displayed in a tiny window that you can position anywhere you like on your desktop. Or if that's not convenient, a right-click option will minimise them to the system tray.

And you can also customise the LED refresh rate, hide the system tray icon entirely, or access other configuration options from the program's right-click menu.

It's all very straightforward and easy to use, but unfortunately the resource use is a little higher than we'd like, with the program grabbing 16MB of RAM (private working set) on our test PC.

Version 2.0.3:

- updated license module
- recompiled with Vistual Studio 2015

Verdict:

A simple, if mildly resource-hungry way to monitor hard drive activity

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