Check rpm of external disk drive Tags: Hard Drives Disk Drive Seagate Storage Last response: October 20, 2011 7:49 AM in Storage Share jomaxim October 19, 2011 10:26:22 PM how can i check the rpm of my external disk drive. I have a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB Desk. More about : check rpm external disk drive RetiredChief a c 353 G Storage October 19, 2011 10:49:43 PM I quess you want cake with your Ice cream also. There are programs to measure the performance, ie benchmarks such as Crystaldiskmark, As SSD, and a couple of others.. But there is NO software that truely measures the RPMs - reason Manuf provided no output. m 0 l jsc a b G Storage October 19, 2011 10:52:05 PM Because it is a modern drive in an external case, you can assume that it is running slower than 7200 rpm. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fzabkar a c 316 G Storage October 20, 2011 7:49:45 AM Most drives report their RPM via the ATA Identify Device command. Either of the following utilities should tell you. HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux): http://www.hdsentinel.com/ HDDScan for Windows: http://hddscan.com/ Alternatively, you can actually "measure" the RPM by examining HD Tune's access time graph: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDoes rpm affect the speed of an USB 3.0 external hard disk? solution What is rpm in external hard disk Forum USB 3.0 external HDD vs. internal 7200 RPM drive for movies/games? solution SolvedHow to create Win 7 boot disk with external drive support solution SolvedExternal hard drive is not being recognized in the disk management. solution Solvedtoshiba external hard disk drive solution Solvedi have a lacie grand external hard drive that is not recognized ANYWHERE on my computer, under "my computer" or "disk manageme solution SolvedExternal Disk Drive not detectable solution SolvedExternal Hard drive not showing up in 'My Computer', and 'Disk Management' solution Question about external portable drive speeds (rpm, usb vs thunderbolt) Forum SolvedHow do I check external hard drive for possible issues? solution SolvedMy seagate 1tb external hard drive is showing up in device manager, but not under disk management or my computer solution SolvedUse Disk Image Previously saved On External Hard Drive solution SolvedExternal Hard Drive not detected in Disk Management or Device Manager solution Solvedi want to reformat sony viao but it wont read the disk or even external drive. How would i reformat it? It is windows XP. solution External drive- usb 3 vs 5400rpm Forum Anyone know a USB 3.0 1 TB 7200 rpm external hard drive? Forum SolvedMy External Disk Drive - TROUBLESHOOT ISSUE solution SolvedFound external hard drive in disk drives but how do I retrieve it? solution Cyclic redundancy check error in external hard disk solution More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !