Hdd Led Software

Software alternative to a missing HDD led. This lightweight and portable application provides a software alternative to the HDD flickering led. It runs in the system tray only, displaying a green. Software description. Free HDD LED shows hard disk drive activity in real time in the systray area and on screen. It emulates the physical hard disk drive led. Very useful on PC, laptop or netbook which don't have it or it's not visible due to the position. It also features a free disk space monitor (works also for pendrives, network drives.

  1. Hdd Activity Led Software

Back in the day when Desktops ruled, there used to be a little LED light in the front of the tower that showed your hard drive activity. Back in the day, most of us had very little RAM and the little green light was flickering constantly because the hard drive was not only being accessed by requests you were making (running programs, writing emails, etc.) but also because Windows was carving out huge chunks of virtual memory. Now with laptops and some new desktops many of us don’t have the LED indicator so we can’t easily see how much our hard drives are being accessed. If the hard drive is being access even when you’re not using your computer, then you probably don’t have enough RAM. And besides all the reasons why you’d want to see hard drive access activity, the little green light is pretty cool in its own right.

This small program (approx. 1MB) doesn’t even need to be installed. Just download, unzip, and click the exe file. It will show in your system tray (next to the clock). If you don’t see anything there after you click the exe, it’s because your hard drive is not be accessed. If you see it flashing green all the time, then your computer is probably running slowly because either you’re doing too much multi-tasking or you don’t have enough RAM. You don’t want to be in a situation where Windows uses your hard drive as memory – that’s not good. Mine’s flashing right now because I’ve got about 24 programs open and only 4 GB of RAM. Yikes!

Be sure to read the information on the developer’s page if you want to get the most from the program. Those of you who just want to run it and see the flashing green activity light, you can do that too. Visit the DiskLED home page to learn more and/or download DiskLED – you’ll be glad you did…I think!


Oh, I forgot… here’s a word from the developer of DiskLED:

“DiskLED is a cool little free program that shows how much your hard drive is being accessed. If you want to customize it, just right-click its icon in the system tray

What do you do when your computer reacts sluggishly to even the simplest commands? You probably look at its hard disk LED to determine if the disk is busy, because if it is, the only thing that really helps is waiting (apart from buying a faster disk or SSD). Problem solved – if you are sitting right next to the machine. But what if you are using a protocol like RDP or ICA to connect to a remote computer or VM? No HDD LED, no quick and simple way to check for hard drive activity. This has been bugging me enough to write a software replacement: DiskLED.

DiskLED is a little application that sits in the system tray and flickers whenever the hard disk is accessed. It looks like this:”

Again, you can download this program (or learn more about it) from the developer’s DiskLED Web site. Yes, it is free 🙂 . It works on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (32/64bit).

The license type for PERSONAL USE is 'donationware' (you can use them for free!)
Works on: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32 & 64 bit) - .NET Framework 3.5 / 4.5 required
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Latest news

2019/02/02 Released HDD LED Pro v1.00:
Download and test our new HDD LED software!
Various themes and size to choose!
Visit the new site: hddledpro.com
2018/04/12 Released Free HDD LED v2.10:
- new vertical window style: drives can be shown in vertical mode (as requested by many users)
option can be found in the Window Style menu
- removed the donate logo for the unregistered version
- recompiled with Vistual Studio 2017 / Framework 4.5
2016/06/06 Released a new Android app: My SD LED!
A 'Free HDD LED' style app for Android!
It monitor SD card / internal memory ready/write activity, blinking an icon in the notification area like a hdd led!
2016/05/25 Released My Screen Capture v1.70:
- added hotkey: screenshot grabber can be invoked using CTRL + F12
- updated license module
- recompiled with Vistual Studio 2015
2016/03/23 Released a new software My IP v1.00!
This software read the public IP of your internet connection and report it in the systray area.
My IP can also send an alert email when the IP change.
2016/03/15 We are recompiling all our software with the new Visual Studio 2015.
This may require many weeks to be completed.
Check each software page to verify what has been updated.
2016/02/09 Released a new software Scroll Lock HDD LED v1.00!
This software emulates the hdd led using the scroll lock led on keyboard
2016/01/28 Released Free HDD LED v2.02:
- fixed the free disk check module which caused a random error on some systems ('free_hdd_led stopped working')
- less cpu usage for free disk check module
- some minor fix
2015/10/20 Released My CPU Monitor v1.50, My Screen Capture Monitor v1.65:
- updated internal modules
- various code and bug fix
2015/05/22 Released My System Monitor v1.12:
- (fixed) new drives connected are not recognized automatically
- (fixed) on multi user system when switching back to a desktop with My System Monitor, the dock area may not be restored correctly
- option 'always on top' now works properly
- various fix
2015/05/18 Released Free HDD LED v2.01:
- (fixed) enable big led option don't work in registered version
2015/03/19 Released My Daily Wallpaper v7.00:
- new feature: add a local images directory. Now you can use your personal pics as random wallpapers!
- fixed rare bug: cannot use a wallpaper in case the path does not contains two slashes
- fixed some rare crash
- fixed the error reporting engine
- various code fix and bug fix
2015/02/18 Released Free USB Guard v1.70, My Memory Monitor v1.70, My Network Speed v1.70:
- updated internal libraries code
- some bugfix
2015/02/12 Released Free Clipboard Manager v4.00:
- added a new menu option to edit items (useful when preview is disabled)
- (fixed) when saving a modified item, the preview content is not refreshed
- updated internal libraries code
- some bugfix
Released Free File Wiper v1.91, My Watermark v3.11:
- fixed exe version number
2015/02/12 Released Free File Wiper v1.90, My Watermark v3.10:
- some bugfix
- updated internal libraries code
2015/02/03 Released a new software Fast Reboot v1.00:
a little freeware utility to fast reboot your Windows PC with a single click!
Released Free HDD LED v2.00:
- new option: enable big LED! As requested by some users here is the big LED version :) enable this option to enlarge the window
- removed Scroll-Lock blink feature. Some users have reported strange crash on Windows 8 while loading Free HDD LED (due to win32 library compatibility)
For those interested in scroll-lock led, I'll write a special version of HDD LED which integrates it :)
- drive letter font for low disk space drive is set to bold
2014/12/03 Released Free TvDB v5.33:
- seasons not present anymore in a series are cleaned up in the local db (this caused the update loop bug)
- (fixed) rare bug: after updating a series, the software keep looping in the update process
- changed the location confirm icon with a save icon
- some bug fix
2014/11/27 Released Free HDD LED v1.98:
- main window is no more visible while using ALT-TAB
- (fixed) rare crash while closing the software when the systray icon is re-created
Released My System Monitor v1.10:
- (fixed) on screen resolution change the dock area is placed in a wrong position
- (fixed) on multi user system when switching back to a desktop with My System Monitor, the dock area is no more active
- added an option to force setting again the docking area
- added drive letter to hdd speed panel
- main window is no more visible while using ALT-TAB
2014/11/25 Released Free TvDB v5.30:
- (fixed) DB load error in case a series XML is not present and cannot be downloaded from thetvdb.com
- (fixed) after auto/manual updating a series the focus is lost and another series/season is selected
- some bug fix
2014/11/14 Released a new software: My System Monitor v1.00!
The power of Free HDD LED, My HDD Speed, My CPU Monitor, My Memory Monitor and My Network Speed in a simple and smart utility docked in the top of your Windows desktop!
2014/11/13 Released Shuffle Music Player v1.82:
- (fixed) sometime blacklisted music is played anyway (strange BinarySearch bug :/ )
- (fixed) prev button play blacklisted music
- (fixed) systray title lose current/total music counter when paused
2014/11/11 Released Free TvDB v5.20:
- (fixed) rare crash on some systems when opening the config window (System.InvalidOperationException)
- updated error reporting engine
- updated internal libraries code
- various code fix
2014/11/07 Released Shuffle Music Player v1.80:
- added a 'Prev' button, now you can navigate and re-listen played music :)
- added a new registration method: SMS. Useful if you don't have a credit card or PayPal
- new error reporting system engine
- various code fix
- updated internal libraries code
2014/11/06 Released Free File Wiper v1.80, My HDD Speed v2.30, My Memory Monitor v1.60, My QR Code Generator v1.20:
- added a new registration method: SMS. Useful if you don't have a credit card or PayPal
- (fixed) on some systems the systray icon is not visible after Windows logon (common Windows problem...)
- new error reporting system engine
- various code fix
- updated internal libraries code
2014/11/03 Released Free Clipboard Manager v3.95, Free File Camouflage v1.25:
- added a new registration method: SMS. Useful if you don't have a credit card or PayPal
- new error reporting system engine
- various code fix
- updated internal libraries code
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