Re: resource monitor add-on or some other way?

Bob Cavanaugh <cavbob1993@...>

I just tried that, but it didn't give me the information I was looking
for. The tech indicated that my hard drive response time was being
measured in milliseconds, and that my response times were between
1,000 and 5,000. This was before I restarted and it finished
installing the updates, but I have no idea how to access this
information now. I did, using numpad 4 and 6, find out that my disk
was processing read and write requests 22% of the time, but couldn't
find the response time I'm looking for. I suspect it downloading
updates had a lot to do with the slow performance earlier, as once I
restarted it, it was running fine.

On 2/12/21, Joseph Lee <> wrote:
I don't think it's something Resource Monitor can obtain easily (the add-on
uses Psutil, a process, disk, and CPU usage information library and I don't
believe this library has what's needed to show you what's commonly called
"disk activity" or throughput).
As an alternative, you can obtain disk usage info through Task Manager:
1. Open Task Manager (Control+Shift+Escape).
2. If not done so, select "more details".
3. Go to "performance" tab.
4. Under Performance, select the disk you wish to see its activity. You can
then use object navigation or screen review to view disk usage information
(screen review won't work on portable NVDA).

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 2:16 PM
Subject: [nvda] resource monitor add-on or some other way?

Hi all,
I was on the phone with a technician this morning for about an hour because
for the past several months, my computer has been running quite slow. He
recommended I replace my hard drive, as he noted the hard drive response
time was extremely slow. When we finally hung up, I figured I'd get to my
usual daily computer activities, but found what shouldn't have been
surprising, my computer was painfully slow.
So, I restarted it, and it turned out it was installing more updates.
Now, performance is back to normal, but I want to continue to monitor my
hard drive's response time before I spend the money for a new drive. Is this
something the Resource monitor add-on can do, or do I need to do what he did
and open task manager? If the latter, how do I get NVDA to read this

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