How to find out HDD's RPM?

By Heavy_lvletal_ ยท 6 replies
Oct 12, 2004
  1. See I got this comp like 2 months ago and i ordered it with a 40gig 7200rpm hard drive, but i doubt it has 7200rpm cos it takes a damn lot of time to load windows. and i wanna know how to find out its real speed.

    amd 2800+ barton
    radeon 9200se 64mb
    512mb ram 2700 mb/s
    40 gig ''7200'' rpm.
    i think thats enough.

    thanks in advance :rolleyes:
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Find out the HD model number and check the specs on the manufacturers website. You can see it when you boot up the computer and it lists the hard drives.

    There are millions of more probable reasons for computer slowdowns than a slow hard drive. You should first make surre your Windows is A-OK.
  3. mrchu

    mrchu TS Rookie Posts: 42

    you could also try using some benchmarking software to compare it against the "model" version of your hard drive...if it scores similar, then there are a number of things clogging up your windows boot, or perhaps fragmentation is the cause.
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    or your PC just boots up really slow ;) some do!
  5. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    You ordered this machine yourself 2 months ago and you got a 9200se?!
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Haha no joke... 2800+ and a 9200se? Its like high performance and bottom of the barrell :\
  7. Heavy_lvletal_

    Heavy_lvletal_ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    my celery comp had the card already...i just placed it in this amd comp.
    things are expensive down here...cant buy a lot of computer things. :blackeye:
    neways thx for the help!
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