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  1. mjgermane

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    I tried to find the specs of my laptop hdd, and then I tried to find a utility to measure the rpm. I thought I would see if anyone on here has any suggestions before I take the hdd out and look at it. Thanks
     
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  3. rudy

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    Paint a little dot on the platter edge and count how many times it goes around in a second.
     
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    Will you come do it for me?
     
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    No. I get lost after I count to 10. Sorry.
     
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    What's wrong with your feet?
     
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    He's wearing shoes.
     
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    I happen to have lost my feet in the Civil War. Now do you feel bad?
     
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    Use the perfmon utility--you still have to back into it, but it can be done.

    Alternatively, open up the laptop, get the hard disk details, and look it up on the manufacturer's website.

    You might even be able to find out what kind of disk you have through device manager. But you might just be using a generic driver, not one specifically for your disk.
     
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    I actually feel dumber since I've finished reading this thread.

    Bill in Brooklyn
     
  16. Schatten

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    System Properties - Device Manager - Disk Drives - type in the hdd specs in google and see what comes up. As for mine, on this particular latitude CPi... IBM-DBCA-206480 - and putting it in google

    http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=IBM%2DDBCA%2D206480

    brings up the following... eh...

    first result:
    IBM IBM DBCA-206480 6,4GB 12/512/4200 9,5mm - billig bestellen ... - [ Translate this page ]
    IBM IBM DBCA-206480 6,4GB 12/512/4200 9,5mm billig preiswert günstig
    bestellen Shop Versand. IBM IBM DBCA-206480 6,4GB 12/512/4200 ...

    eh... 4200RPM's! ack!
     
  17. mjgermane

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    Thanks, my hdd also is only 4200 rpm.
     
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    Must be a diesel.
     

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