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 288 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? Forum What is rpm in external hard disk Forum USB 3.0 external HDD vs. internal 7200 RPM drive for movies/games? Forum SolvedHow to create Win 7 boot disk with external drive support Forum SolvedExternal Disk Drive not detectable Forum SolvedExternal Hard drive not showing up in 'My Computer', and 'Disk Management' Forum SolvedHow do I check external hard drive for possible issues? Forum SolvedMy seagate 1tb external hard drive is showing up in device manager, but not under disk management or my computer Forum Question about external portable drive speeds (rpm, usb vs thunderbolt) Forum SolvedUse Disk Image Previously saved On External Hard Drive Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive not detected in Disk Management or Device Manager Forum 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. Forum SolvedMy External Disk Drive - TROUBLESHOOT ISSUE Forum SolvedFound external hard drive in disk drives but how do I retrieve it? Forum External drive- usb 3 vs 5400rpm Forum SolvedCannot remount 2Tb drive after Win 7 Check disk Forum Anyone know a USB 3.0 1 TB 7200 rpm external hard drive? Forum SolvedLacie External Hard Drive does not show up in My computer but shows up in Disk Managment Forum SolvedHow to write check disk command foe f drive? Forum Cyclic redundancy check error in external hard disk Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !