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Check rpm of external disk drive

how can i check the rpm of my external disk drive. I have a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB Desk.
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  1. 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.
  2. Because it is a modern drive in an external case, you can assume that it is running slower than 7200 rpm.
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    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.storage/browse_thread/thread/2a0ee77f6c190f35/0f5a4c36d4afc140
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