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How to find my HD's speed?

Hi,

Anyone know how to find out what speed an installed hard drive is?  (RPM, etc.) ?

I've never figured out how to do that. Tried looking at hardware properties but it just shows size, etc.

The real Entrepreneur
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Have to take a look at the physical drive.  They are labeled with a sticker that will tell you what RPM it is.

Pizza Hut
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Which by the way is a pretty meaningless metric.

Li-fan Chen
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Oh, really?

What's the easiest way to get a rough idea of your HD speed?

The real Entrepreneur
Thursday, February 05, 2004

That was for Li Fan: what's a better measure (Than RPM) of HD's speed?

The real Entrepreneur
Thursday, February 05, 2004

I believe there are utilites that test your burst and sustained i/o rates as well as seek times.

DJ
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Look at the manufacturer and model number and Google?

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, February 06, 2004

Try Aida32
http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32

It's a pretty awesome tool for hardware information.

InsideInfo
Friday, February 06, 2004

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