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Thread: Hard drive RPM

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    Is there a way to detect the actual RPM of a hard drive in Windows (not the rated speed, but how fast it is really spinning)?
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    Nope. Never heard of anything being built within a HDD to output the speed.

    HDDTach and ATTO Disk Benchmark can measure bandwidth and the like, but that's about the closest you can get.
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    To determine the speed or RPM of a hard disk drive you must first determine the manufacturer and model of the hard disk drive. Once you've determine this information you can lookup the drive on the manufacturers web page to determine the RPM of the drive.

    Some manufactures will also list the RPM of the hard disk drive on the actual drive. If you open the computer and remove the hard disk drive look on the top sticker to see if the RPM is listed.
    I don't know if thats what youre looking for or if it falls under the 'not the rated speed' that you're talking about
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    I know all three of my hard drives are rated at 7200 RPM, but I have a suspicion one of them is spinning way slower than it should.
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    Benchmark them using ATTO. Should all be the same, although you can expect some variances depending on the IDE controller.
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    Well apparently they're all running fairly close to each other, so something else is making an extraordinarily annoying grinding rattling noise in my system, and it better be a fan.
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    You could make your own contraption with an infra red emitter and a reflective sticker...

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    Could be running @ 7200 RPM, but still make noise.
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    Can you record an audio clip of the noise?

    :ermm:

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    It turned out to be the power supply which I have since replaced along with all of the case fans.
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