use htop to inspect disk loads

Though iotop is very useful, I was made aware that htop also has support for displaying IO meters. Here's how to add such a column:

  1. Start htop
  2. press F2
  3. go to Columns
  4. select IO_RATE from available columns

There are a couple of other interesting columns in there as well. Definitely worth a look.

written by uniq on 2018-07-11