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Is there a utility for Windows that operates similarly to iotop for Linux? I'm looking for simple tool that can tell me what applications are writing to disk and how much they're actually writing.

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Which version of Windows are you using? –  Sim Dec 1 '09 at 13:45
    
It's an older laptop that runs XP. –  Pridkett Dec 1 '09 at 14:02
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The Disk tab of Resource Monitor in Windows 7/Vista is perfect for this. However if you aren't running Windows 7 then have a look at Process Explorer and add the relevant I/O column counters.

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Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! –  Pridkett Dec 1 '09 at 16:31
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Windows Sysinternals package incude Process Monitor which monitor every proccess I/O activitys to the File system, Registry or Network. and there is Disk Monitor in addition whith only monitor Disk I/O by request type / sectors / Duration etc ...

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