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HardDriveIndicator v1.3.0.0

webfork on 15 Feb 2015

HardDriveIndicator sits in the system tray and shows the input/output load of your local physical disks by displaying a five-bar indicator for both read and write operations. It supports auto-calibration to ensure that the output values are relative to the disk usage for that session.

Site no longer lists affiliation with this program, linking to Softpedia (thanks emka).

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE file to any folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on hdi.exe.
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Webfork on 2009-02-07 11:06

Efficient but not effecitve. Far more resource-friendly than the similarly-named "Hard Disk Indicator" (http://portablefreeware.com/?id=230) but not as usable. Red indicators and movement on the taskbar are distracting and thus make this only useful for diagnostics and not everyday use. Also, the scales provided are based on the previous minute of activity, not on actual hard drive speeds. Annoying.

Emka on 2013-12-19 13:37

links broken

webfork on 2015-02-15 22:04

Emka: updated, thanks

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USB Memory Stick Tester v0.1

webfork on 17 Mar 2013

USB Memory Stick Tester helps to test removable storage media (such as USB memory sticks) for defects. The current version is only able to test the unused space from the disk. As a result, the program requires formatting the drive before a full test can be performed.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch USB Stick Tester.exe.

CDRom-Lock v0.6.1

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

CDRom-Lock disables the eject button on almost every make of CD/DVD drives and gives the user the power to control the CD/DVD drive from the system tray.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSCOMCTL.OCX MSINET.OCX
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CDRom-Lock.exe.
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Alfred on 2008-07-17 19:04

Saves my back. This could make the drives even password protected. It has just all the options that are needed. Great! In German and English languages.

Walter on 2010-02-07 22:00

And what about this: my little daughter of three years old is allowed to play a game (totally mouse controlled). Don't want her to try and exchange CD-roms in the fragile laptop drive....
For [BOT]Fluffy this falls into the 'annoying family members' category. :-)

Anonymous on 2010-03-16 21:27

WARNING: NOT PORTABLE
This program does not work as a portable application. It requires installation and system changes to function correctly.

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DTemp v1.00 Build 34 (RC8)

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

DTemp is a small program that sits in the system tray and monitors the temperature of your harddisks. It is also able to warn you about runaway harddisk temperature or impending harddisk failure based on its S.M.A.R.T parameters.

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on DTemp.exe.
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syst3m on 2010-05-27 21:53

DTemp.att is missing..

webfork on 2011-05-24 21:43

rziman: thanks, updated

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Virtual Drives Manager v1.0b

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Virtual Drives Manager is a tool for defining virtual drives in your filesystem. Virtual drives are symbolic links that points to existing directories on your filesystem. This is essentially a graphical version of subst.exe.

Note: This application periodically tries to contact www.appcontrols.com. If you are using a personal firewall, you can simply block it from accessing the network. But if you are really fussy about such things, then you might not want to use the program at all.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry, but does not affect the portability of the application.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VirtualDrives.exe.
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Midas on 2012-03-10 15:02

Another way of solving the above "phoning home" issue is to edit you 'hosts' file and point www.appcontrols.com to 127.0.0.1 -- be forewarned though that, should you do this, you won't be able to open the webpage without reversing the edit...

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