TechSpot

Spin Time

By vmundy2
Apr 14, 2008
  1. WHAT IS SPIN TIME UP MEAN????????? i AM TRYING TO CHECK MY COMPUTER AND DIAGNOSTICS SAYS MY SPIN TIME IS LOW.
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

    ..Uh, what? Mind being more specific?
     
  3. vmundy2

    vmundy2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    spin up time

    I have speed fan installed and i did a analysis and it came back with my s.m.a.r.t. attributes for my hard drive everything said good but my spin up time was below average limits for my unit. I don't know what that means?
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    Its exactly what it sounds like, the time to spin up the motor on your hard drive (from 0 to 5400, 7200, 10000, or 15000 rpm, whichever your drive is). Since the only time the drive isn't running at its max speed is when its off and immediately after you wake it up or power on it isn't affecting performance. If it 'passed' everything else I wouldn't be too concerned about it.

    If you are still concerned, do a full diagnostic test on it with the drive tools supplied by the drive manufacturer.
     
  5. vmundy2

    vmundy2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    up spin

    thank you very much
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    if power-on spin-up time is too long, you frequently will see a failure to find the HD.
    retrying boot and the system responds correctly.

    this is a very old hd error, particularly where the 'heads were parked' and there was
    some large interval of time between the Poff to Pon.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...