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#1 ddichev

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:46 AM

Hello,

I have currently procured an SSD, and I am in the "zomg preserve its life!" stage. After following the common tips on the internet about doing so, I started using windows' resource monitor to inspect folders and make a decision about their placement (SSD vs HDD). However, I can't reach a verdict about a few (such as ProgramData, which appears to be situational depending on what you run on the machine), and I can't look at Resource Monitor all the time no matter what I am doing. So, I want to use some tool, or perhaps a technique for logging disk activities by folders and files that are written to. I tried performance monitor, but the data collection set I made there only logged the information per drive. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


Edited by hamluis, 27 June 2014 - 10:38 AM.
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:16 PM

Thank you Louis, but I know how to use google. My issue is not which processes write, but instead where they write, for which I see a surprising lack of solutions. People always recommend either Resource manager, but it doesn't write logs, and nobody can keep track of everything it does for hours, or Performance manager, but nobody says exactly how can the effect be achieved, since all the reports I got didn't include folders/files breakdown.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:22 PM

Wouldnt the Systinternals Process Monotor do it?Im not that experienced with it but you can set filters and have it track soecific processes.

 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:41 PM

Well...who said that you had to restrict yourself to using Windows tools?  The Google link was provided so that you could do some reviewing of the 3d-party sources which accommodate your desires.

 

If you don't want to do that, that's fine with me :).  There are a lot more 3d-party software developers...than there are Windows toolds.

 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

Thanks Wolverine 7, I gave it a try. I discarded it at first sight because I recalled it being a Windows XP tool, and didn't think it would go a longer way then resource monitor, but know that I dug deeper in it, I realize it has the exact tool I need.

 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

Well...who said that you had to restrict yourself to using Windows tools?  The Google link was provided so that you could do some reviewing of the 3d-party sources which accommodate your desires.

 

If you don't want to do that, that's fine with me :).  There are a lot more 3d-party software developers...than there are Windows toolds.

 

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Oh well to be honest I didn't look too deeply into 3rd party solutions... I haven't had to perform this kind of performance tuning task before, and my windows administration is rusty, but I somehow assumed its own tools would be the best means. Dangerous assumption for Microsoft I guess :lol:. And I didn't notice any good 3rd party solutions during my prowls through the web... maybe I didn't look hard enough. Anyway, thanks for your replies :thumbsup2:!



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 06:56 AM

Yes i know what you mean,theirs a lot to Procmon and explorer,you have to go into them and do the learning curve on how to use em properly i guess,anyway glad you found what you needed.






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