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View Menu: [View partitions, disks, performance-info]

Disk information list

From main menu: View -> Disk information list

Compact, one line per disk, info on size, name, vendor/product and more


    This will display a compact list of all attached disks
    using the 'disklist' command

    For each disk one line of information with names, sizes and
    other optional info like vendor/product names is displayed.

    This is very useful to IDENTIFY each disk uniquely, for example before doing a clone, image-resore or partitioning operation.

    Note that a 'disk' can be any partionable media supported by
    DFSee, like physical disks, virtual-disks and others ...

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Partition/Disk overview map

From main menu: View -> Partition/Disk overview map

Compact map display of all partitionable media, showing the partitions

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    This will display an overview of the partitionable media.

    For each disk a pseudo-graphical map will be shown, with each
    partition or freespace area sized and colored according to its
    real size and type of filesystem being used.

    Some key information for each area will be shown inside each
    partition or freespace area displayed.
    Note that a 'disk' can be any partionable media supported by
    DFSee, like physical disks, virtual-disks and others ...

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Disk/filesystem Usage

From main menu: View -> Disk/filesystem Usage

Screen-size map of disk or filesystem usage, allocated versus freespace info

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    Display a usage map for the currently selected disk or filesystem

    A pseudo-graphical map of the disk or partition allocation is
    displayed, showing the distribution of data over the object

    This is also an indication for the amount of unused sectors in
    the object, that are beneficial to 'SMART-SECTOR' optimizations
    in imaging and cloning operations.

    The percentage of used sectors are displayed as a percentage at
    the end of the line, and a total usage percentage and size is
    shown just after the map itself.

    For filesystems that support resizing, the limits for resizing
    are shown after the map itself.

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Object Geometry+Status

From main menu: View -> Object Geometry+Status

Show (disk) geometry for currently opened object, including some status info


    This will display the (disk) geometry currently used by DFSee

    The geometry, as a Cylinder, Head and Sectors-per-track count
    plus the size in a hexadecimal sectorcount and in MIB can be:

       L-Geo, the logical geometry, used by DFSee for all its work

       S-Geo, the system geometry, as reported by the operating system
              only displayed when different from the logical geometry.

    As with nmost commands, the display ends with a status overview of
    the currently opened object in just two lines that show you what
    type and size of object is opened, and what the current/next/prev
    positions in that object are, shown as hexadecimal sectornumbers.

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Partition overview F5

From main menu: View -> Partition overview F5

Display a compact table with the most important partition information

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    This will present an overview of all available partitions
    on all disks, in the default format.

    This is the same list as used in the 'open partition' menu.

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Sectors for partition

From main menu: View -> Sectors for partition

Show part-table (MBR/EBR), bootsector (PBR) and LVM-info for one partition

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    This will display all partitioning related sectors for a partition,
    the MBR or EBR sector, the bootsector (PBR) and LVM sectors, if any.

    This is the quickest way to get all partitioning related information
    displayed for one partition.

    It uses the 'pt  PID  -r' command to show the partition-table entry
    and all related sectors for the selected partition 'PID'.

    To display this related sector(s) information for all partitions, use:

          View -> Other partition views -> Part sector(s) view

    Note: If you have a partition, volume or device selected, and are NOT
          in FDISK mode, this selection will switch to that automatically
          invalidating your current selection!

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Selection of this item leads to a dynamic created submenu, to select a partition to be used


I/O speed Read-only

From main menu: View -> I/O speed Read-only

Measure and display the RAW I/O speed for 10 seconds Read-only access

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    This will measure and display the I/O speed for a 10 second interval

    The current objecty (disk, partition etc) will be read only, using
    the default or specified buffer size.

    After completing the 10 second interval, or reaching the end of the
    object, the throughput will be displayed.

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I/O speed Read/Write

From main menu: View -> I/O speed Read/Write

Measure and display the RAW I/O speed for 10 seconds Read-Write access

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This will measure and display the I/O speed for a 10 second interval

    The current objecty (disk, partition etc) will be Read and Written
    to using the default or specified buffer size.

    After completing the 10 second interval, or reaching the end of the
    object, the througput will be displayed.

    Because reading and directly writing the SAME area will have a very
    high impact on performce (cache, head-movement), expect a Read/Write
    throughput at least 10 times less than Read-only!

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I/O speed Larger Buffer

From main menu: View -> I/O speed Larger Buffer

Measure RAW I/O speed using a larger buffer, default for compressed IMAGING


    This will measure and display the I/O speed for a 10 second interval
    using a relatively LARGE buffer, often faster than a small one.

    The current objecty (disk, partition etc) will be read only,
    using the same buffer size that is default for imaging, which
    is 256 KiB for the DOS version, and 2 MiB for the other platforms

    After completing the 10 second interval, or reaching the end of the
    object, the throughput will be displayed.

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