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09 May 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • Keith Gordon


hdd hard disk drive led indicator utility tool


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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install HardDriveIndicator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade HardDriveIndicator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall HardDriveIndicator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade harddriveindicator -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade harddriveindicator -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure harddriveindicator installed
    name: harddriveindicator
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'harddriveindicator' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: harddriveindicator,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller harddriveindicator
   Name     = 'harddriveindicator'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'harddriveindicator':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install harddriveindicator version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator dtgm on 09 May 2016.


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Displays a system tray load indicator for your local physical disks.
Has a 5 bar resolution for both read and write operations.
Has a small memory footprint and low CPU utilisation.
Auto-calibrates itself to ensure that the output is relative to the disk usage for the previous 60 seconds (Read and write scales are not relative).
Shows a 'governor' to indicate wether the System Tray Icon is actually being updated.
Especially useful for situations where the (hardware) hard drive LED is hidden, missing or broken. Works inside of virtual machines.
Stand-alone executable.
PACKAGE NOTES: Works with Windows 2000 through Windows 10 and in virtual machines. Self contained package.

$packageName= 'harddriveindicator' 

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\HardDriveIndicator.lnk" -targetPath "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\$packageName\tools\HardDriveIndicator130.exe"
$packageName= 'harddriveindicator' 

if((get-process "HardDriveIndicator130" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
  echo "HardDriveIndicator130 not running." 
  echo "Stopping HardDriveIndicator130 before uninstalling."
  Stop-Process -processname "HardDriveIndicator130"
  Start-Sleep -s 2

remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\HardDriveIndicator.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
md5: 41EC661B6AC30E2A05D59ECC34720799 | sha1: 2101FD8FF18A824DDF15E54D811ACBC16D9A4822 | sha256: DBD3AE8EC52BFA0B7D26EBC77819E92BD428080D41BF927DA72F966376598837 | sha512: 22C3A2422AB43AED2EEA8779DE0E32C4A76642268457C34523C0A4290463FAEB3D4E14D09A48596D08372A37E32A0D196077A0EAB735E148478EA5A3D2CC8127
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This package has no dependencies.

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