How to find Hard-drive speed

By steved ·
What is the best way to find the speed of my hard-drive in Windows XP Pro SP3?

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You mean performance or rotational speed?

by robo_dev In reply to How to find Hard-drive sp ...

Rotational speed is part of the drive specs, so you have to use google for that.

throughput would be tested with something like drive-bench


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Solved - Thanks robo_dev

by steved In reply to You mean performance or r ...

I googled the model number and got all my information. It was so simple that I am embarrassed that I asked the question.

Thanks again,


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Just remember that because the drive is that Fast

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Solved - Thanks robo_dev

It doesn't mean that the computer is reading or writing Data to it at that speed.

This is more a function of the M'Boards HDD Controller as to how fast the Data can be accessed from the Drive. :)


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Try this

by LarryD4 In reply to How to find Hard-drive sp ...

1. Go in to garage(Well my garage for sure)

2. Get the circa 1970 bike speedometer(the kind that has a ball on the end that rubs against the spinning tire, to get the speed)

3. Open the case of your PC, remove hard drive from case housing and remove cover of HD.

4. With all components plugged in, turn on PC and quickly grab the ball end of the speedometer and apply it to surface of hard drive.
(Suggestion, stay AWAY from the arm that flicks back and forth.)

5. Watch speedometer.

Sorry kinda bored, my mind wandered, and I felt like typing...

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"..quickly grab the ball end.." eh !! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Try this :D

Well, that's one way to put it. :^0

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by Wizard-09 In reply to Try this :D

Very good larry, i nearly choked to death reading your reply as i was having my lunch at my desk very good made me laugh

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Far, far, far better idea and much more bicycle fun ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Try this :D

Leave the SPEEDO attached to the bicycle, fit a pannier basket and put a heavy gauge car battery in it. Attach an inverter to the crossbar with some duct tape and wire the hard drive accordingly.

With a bit of ingenuity (there's always a spark needed somewhere!) rig the disassembled hard drive to the rim of the back wheel, - breakneck speed might be achieved with ease!! :^0

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