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DiskSpy 1.1
Oct 02, 2002 04:48PM
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DiskSpy is a small program that acts as a software disk LED for Macs running Mac OS X. DiskSpy sits in the menu bar and gives visual notifications when the OS is reading from or writing to a disk. DiskSpy does not run in the kernel region, does not use any private frameworks or undocumented APIs, does not require any hacks to use, does not trap any low-level I/O calls, does not run as the super user, nor does it actually write to any disk(s), so it is safe to use.

* This update addresses several issues a number of users brought up:
* Since many people did not like the icons included in version 1.0 or preferred to see a larger LED instead of the arrows, the icons have been redone.
* There is now a "mixed mode" icon that displays if both a read and write operation take place within a few microseconds of each other.
* Slightly reduced the CPU time consumed.
* The disk read icon no longer flickers.


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