I got an iMac 27" with a dying hard drive. Sometimes I got hight read/write access to the hard drive and I don't why.
Is there an program to monitor the access program specific? I want to know which program causes the high activities.
You can use the command-line application
Enter in Terminal:
The only problem is, without filtering for applications, you probably won't be able to read the output fast enough. To filter for specific applications:
It wants the internal application name that is also used e.g. in
Another option is
It contains the numeric file descriptor returned from the file open call or
It also requires elevated (i.e.
It's ideal for answering questions like this one: Run
You can also inspect the processes in
You can also use fseventer, a GUI utility for monitoring file system changes.