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hard Disk speed id

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by joeyd, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. joeyd

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    Hi

    Does anyone know of a small HD utility that will tell me the speed of the drive (in revolutions, not data/sec). I know the speed is usualy written on the drive itself but i dont want to open the cases if i dont have to.

    Thanks

    Joey
     
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    In my version it shows various info regards the hd but not the speed in revolutions, where did u find the speed?
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    Mine shows against the disk drives in the summary.
     
  5. joeyd

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    u must have a newer version, all mine says is generic ide etc. I will download a newer version if i can

    thanks
     
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    Version 3.7
     
  7. joeyd

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    Thanks dave...just bear with me a little longer

    I was using 3.7 and I just downloaded 3.8 and still nothing....... Are we talking about the same thing ?....I need to find the drive speed ie 5400rpm, 7200, etc
     
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    Mine shows
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  9. joeyd

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    I'm gonna have to try it on another pc...see if it works on that

    thanks for the help
     
  10. suesman

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    Try looking under Storage\Windows Storage\Select the drive in "Drive Selection", then Under "Disk Device Physical Info" it should tell you the "Rotational Speed" of your drive.
     
  11. joeyd

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    still no joy.....i tried aida on another 3 pc's.........i guess it must be something to do with the make of hd, some must have a type of id built in and others not.

    Thanks for the help anyway

    Joey
     
  12. joeyd

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    suesman.....i looked there as well and it didnt have any phisical info.....time to give up i think

    thanks
     
  13. raybro

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    Hi joeyd... My copy of AIDA32 (Enterprise Edition) does the same as yours. I've got two HDD's and they are shown as "Generic IDE Disk Type 01" and "Generic IDE Disk Type 02". I tried both DaveBurnett's and suesman's locations.

    I tried Belarc Advisor and it gives the HDD manufacturer, model and capacity, but no speed. Perhaps you could run Belarc, get the model, then go to the mfr's site and get the speed. Just a thought.

    If you don't have it, you can get Belarc free here:

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
     
  14. joeyd

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    Thanks Raybro......it looks like that is going to be my my best option. If it does depend on some sort of identifyer on the drive, then i doubt any other program will be able to do id it either
     
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