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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #15 on: 2011-12-11 10:21:53 »
I've added "Drive Stats (Text): Allow disabling of adaptive units & ability to lock units at one level like Bars etc" to my to do list. Sorry for the delay in replying by the way.

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #16 on: 2011-12-12 21:51:02 »
I've added "Drive Stats (Text): Allow disabling of adaptive units & ability to lock units at one level like Bars etc" to my to do list. Sorry for the delay in replying by the way.
No need to be sorry, thanks for the great work.

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #17 on: 2011-12-14 03:34:15 »
Thanks for the excellent work. LCDHost is helping me enjoy my G19. I have a couple requests:
1. Hard Drive temps (AIDA64) reporting (unless i made a mistake on the setup).
2. Be able to change between MB, GB or TB for Free space.
Thanks again for your time.

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #18 on: 2011-12-14 09:55:02 »
1. Hard Drive temps (AIDA64) reporting (unless i made a mistake on the setup).
LH_Monitoring can get data from Aida. It should be able to get all data you tell Aida to share publicly.2. Be able to change between MB, GB or TB for Free space. Look for the monitoring tools under "3rd Party\Monitoring"

2. Be able to change between MB, GB or TB for Free space.

By which I assume you mean the same thing as Neofit was asking for above, in which case it's on the to-do list.

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #19 on: 2012-01-03 14:12:09 »
Posted an issue in the google bug tracker..

http://code.google.com/p/lcdhost/issues/detail?id=108&sort=-type

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Add Bytes read/write and no data or graphs work
2. Change to different drive no change in behaviour
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What is the expected output?
disk read/write performance in bytes/s displayed in graph or text
 What do you see instead?
no data - ie 0bytes and no graph


What version of the product are you using?
1.02

On what operating system?
Win 7 64bit ultimate SP1 .Net 4.0

Please provide any additional information below.
only drive capacity works (free/used)
Rebuilt performance counters with lodctr /r and checked all counters were enabled and no difference, still not working.

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #20 on: 2012-01-07 11:40:32 »
I've added "Drive Stats (Text): Allow disabling of adaptive units & ability to lock units at one level like Bars etc" to my to do list. Sorry for the delay in replying by the way.

Done. This will be released with LCDHost A22.

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #21 on: 2012-01-07 19:41:16 »
Posted an issue in the google bug tracker..

http://code.google.com/p/lcdhost/issues/detail?id=108&sort=-type

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Please provide any additional information below.
only drive capacity works (free/used)
Rebuilt performance counters with lodctr /r and checked all counters were enabled and no difference, still not working.

Hmmm. Ok... You seem to be technical so here's some technical info:

Drive stats are acquired via the "DeviceIoControl/IOCTL_DISK_PERFORMANCE" API. This pulls everything apart from the disk size & usage, which is pulled using a different API. That's why the size/free/used values work for you even though the rest don't: they're read in a different way.

So this means the question is why the DeviceIoControl/IOCTL_DISK_PERFORMANCE call doesn't work for you.

I suppose it's possible that you've not got the disk performance counters enabled... if you open up the command prompt and type diskperf what does it say? My output can be seen below...

« Last Edit: 2012-01-07 19:43:56 by Triscopic »

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #22 on: 2012-01-08 02:19:47 »
I get the same output as you. Available on demand for physical and logical.

FYI I tried on other drives with no change.
1.Raid 0 SSD boot drives
2.External USB 3 raid 10 array
3.standard single Sata2 drive

All performance counters work in the Perf mon app. ;)

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #23 on: 2012-01-10 09:09:38 »
I've added "Drive Stats (Text): Allow disabling of adaptive units & ability to lock units at one level like Bars etc" to my to do list. Sorry for the delay in replying by the way.

Done. This will be released with LCDHost A22.

Thanks for adding this. But there is a small display issue which made me think that this feature didn't make it into A22 in the end. For instance, when I add a bytes read or written counter I have this window:



Note the absence of the new 'Units' field. For it to appear, and I found it out by accident  (when I was trying other settings for 'Value Item' out of frustration to see what else is broken :) ), is to switch to a Value for which 'Units' makes no sense, like 'Read Count', then switch back to 'Bytes Written' and the 'Units' field will appear.

Edit: This 'Units' field also disappears if you change the drive. For instance choose c: and 'bytes read', 'Units' is shown. Switch from c: to d: without touching the 'bytes read' value, and the 'Units' field disappears.
« Last Edit: 2012-01-10 09:47:32 by Neofit »

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #24 on: 2012-01-14 18:05:54 »
I get the same output as you. Available on demand for physical and logical.
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All performance counters work in the Perf mon app. ;)

Well, I'm at something of a loss here. Perhaps you could try one of the other utilities out there that uses this API and confirm that that doesn't work also. If you google for DeviceIoControl/IOCTL_DISK_PERFORMANCE you'll find a couple of options such as "HDD Activity Monitoring LED" or "Another HDD Activity Monitor"... perhaps you could install one of those and see if they work?

Although I freely admit I'm straw-clutching here.

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #25 on: 2012-01-14 18:08:32 »
Thanks for adding this. But... for it to appear... switch to a Value for which 'Units' makes no sense, like 'Read Count', then switch back to 'Bytes Written' and the 'Units' field will appear... [Also] this 'Units' field also disappears if you change the drive. For instance choose c: and 'bytes read', 'Units' is shown.

Rats.

Ok, I'm investigating these issues... I did try! I must admit though I only tested it lightly (but I did test it, honest)

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #26 on: 2012-01-14 19:01:02 »
... ok... make sure LCDHost has updated the plugin to v1.04, try it again and let me know how it goes

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #27 on: 2012-01-20 06:19:46 »
Thanks for the suggestion. The other HDD monitoring utilities work fine...  :-\  oh well, ill keep trying as you release newer versions and hopefully I can track something down in my system that is breaking it!

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #28 on: 2012-01-21 11:37:00 »
Thanks for the suggestion. The other HDD monitoring utilities work fine...  :-\  oh well, ill keep trying as you release newer versions and hopefully I can track something down in my system that is breaking it!

...really? they do??? Ok, *that's* unexpected.

Which one(s) did you try?

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Re: [Release] LH_DriveStats
« Reply #29 on: 2012-01-23 08:09:37 »
Free HDD LED v1.10 from http://www.myportablesoftware.com/
Drives Monitor gadget from http://www.myfavoritegadgets.info/