Relevant System Info:

  • Win10Pro
  • Samsung QVO 860 2TB
  • 6 HDDs

I have recently calculated my system is writing approximately 1.9GB per hour to my new SSD and I wish to log which programs are the most consuming. I do not wish to simply see the realtime data speeds reported by task manager, most programs are not constantly running, I wish to see a report, for example, a weekly chart.

I run several servers, occasionally from the main drive and wish to see specific programs which write high amounts over time. I see programs such as "Storage Reports Management" available for Windows Server, not Pro. Are there any reasonable alternatives?

I'm not interested in specific data or recovery, simply throughput logs.

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    – Izzy
    Jan 19, 2020 at 12:12
  • Well, still no answer to a software solution, but I found the data drain. Turns out a very large daily server backup of 20+GB was driving the average way up. Don't let your files get out of hand, kids. Looking for an incremental solution now.
    – TheFear
    Feb 4, 2020 at 21:22

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Process Monitor


Uncheck the boxes for registry,processes,networking, and you should be left with file system.

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I can even sort by "I/O write bytes"

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    Would need one with persistence as the processes would close and reopen, if I am correct, both of these programs will restart at 0 each time.
    – TheFear
    Feb 4, 2020 at 21:24

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