How do you check RPM speed on HD on powerbook?

adambrochu

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 22, 2006
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hi someone is selling me a powerbook, but i want to find out what the harddrive rpm speed is, they don't know what it is. Is there anyway to check using system profiler or something?

PLease may someone help, thanks.
 

bigandy

macrumors G3
Apr 30, 2004
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Murka
When you open System Profiler it should say in the drives info...

It's likely to be 5400RPM, if they don't know themselves.
 

iMeowbot

macrumors G3
Aug 30, 2003
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Yeah. In System Profiler, under Hardware->ATA, it will list the model number of the hard drive. You can click that, copy the same from the lower panel, and paste it into Google to get the specs.

[edit: yeah, what 840 said :D ]
 

840quadra

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Feb 1, 2005
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If you are running os 10 Which I would assume you are, you can check by doing a couple of easy steps.

1. Click on the apple logo on the top left of your screen and select about this mac

2. Click on the More info button

3. Locate ATA or disks on the left pane.

You should get a readout similar to the one below

Serial-ATA Bus:

ST3160023AS:

Capacity: 149.05 GB
Model: ST3160023AS
Revision: 3.05
Serial Number: xxxxxxxxxx
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk1
Protocol: ata
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Serial-ATA
Bay Name: "A (upper)"
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified​

were it states model number copy that portion and use google to find information about that drive :)


In my case :)
http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/1,1081,585,00.html