Disk LED

Developer: Raul Ignacio Verano

Current Version: 2.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1 MB - Download


Have you ever wondered why your machine is not responding? Have you ever wished it had a LED indicating your disk's activity?

Well, now it does! Disk LED is a very simple unobtrusive application that lives in your status bar and displays just that: an indicator of your disk activity.

Disk LED shows activity for any internal or external storage device in a separate or summarized way (only for the devices you wish to monitor).

You can choose between many LED models to suit your status bar style, and overlay an indicator to know which of them are removable or optical drives.

Just hover with your mouse over the leds and you can see a tooltip to know which is which.

You can also change the refresh rate to decide how many milliseconds you can tolerate without knowing exactly what your disks are doing!

If you are experiencing any problems or would like to send us a suggestion, please contact [email protected] or tweet us @agileroute and we'll be happy to help you.


Release Notes:

- Option to show contained volumes instead of disk model as tooltip.
- Fixed: some external devices didn't disappear when unmounted if "Ignore devices that doesn't contain any media inserted" is enabled.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1
Review by douglas_goodall

Just right, no more, and no less... - This application has a simple purpose. It displays the state of the disk subsystem in real-time (with a ittle pulse stretching). That in and of itself is not an earthshaking big deal. What is refreshing and of note, is that during my ownership of this program, it was easy to install, it takes care of itself with no ongoing maintenance required, and I never have to worry about it. To function correctly, and to not cause any trouble... That is pretty much what there is to say about this application, from the user side. But like all apps, it took quite a lot of learning to write this application. And I don't think the author gets enough glory for the effort to write a trouble-free application for Mac OS X. I recommend this application.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1
Review by ROJOMO5591


Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 2.1
Review by mookzmom

Nice little app - I got this app when it was offered for free, so I can't complain. It works as it's supposed to and has never caused any problems for me. My only issue with it (and the reason I usually don't use it) is that I already have so many goodies up in my menubar, that this little light is not visible most of the time. I think it was great when offered free, but I don't believe I'd pay for it. (unless there was a way to put the light somewhere where I could see it more often)

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 2.1
Review by rmeaux

Great Lil App!!!! - Other than the app killing a shut down or restart it's a great 'lil app!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.1
Review by BigGates

Useful but with flaws - The update is annoying. When I click the update option, the process could not continue because the software could not be stopped for the moment. So the update could not continue. But at the same time, the software could not work as well. I had to force quit the software, and set to avoid opening the software when logging in in the system properties, and restart the computer. Anyway, I think this is a fairwell software. It compensates the lack of harddrive indicator on the Macs. Wish it could go well in future.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 2.1
Review by TJT Mac Convert

What Apple Should Have Done - This little program does the one thing that I missed when moving from the PC world to the MAC world. Every PC I had ever used had and LED letting you know when the Hard Drive was being accessed. For a good number of reasons this can be helpfull as and example in the case of my old Laptop, before my MACBook, I figured out that I had gotten one of the evil mail malwares that was sending emails to everyone in I had in Outlook. Also, it allows you to know that when you start a program that is taking a while to start up that in fact it is doing something. I use a lot of Adobe programs and sometimes after their updates it can take a with for the Adobe program to start and run. Now with this GREAT little program I don’t have to totally wonder if something is going on. As my Title to this states, “What Apple Should Have Done.” Very basic and to me important.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people