how to find speed of new imac or macbook hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by matthewcap, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. matthewcap macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    just wondering how to find out the speed of my hard drive on my new imac or macbook, and also what are the hard drive speeds for the new ipod classic 80gb?
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    When you say speed, do you mean actual rotations per minute or what?
  3. matthewcap thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    To find the speed of a drive in your system. Go into system profiler then find the drive (normally under Serial-ATA) then find the drive model number. Look this number up and it will tell you the RPM. As for the ipod its a 4200 RPM ATA-66.

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