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    There are programs that will tell you everything you need to know about what's going on in your hard drive but I have never seen one that will give you the RPM's of the drive...

    Is there such a thing out there?

    Or, is there a reason the RPM's cannot be displayed....
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    I do not know of an app that shows this, but many apps will give you a name and model number of the HD at which time you can go to the manufacturers web site to look at specs for the HD. As a matter of fact I have 2 such apps, Device Manager (Control Panel, Device Manager, Disk Drives will show the HD) and System Information for Windows also will show this as well as more info than the average person could possibly use.
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    I have apps like that also Ted.
    I just would like to see the RPM's to get an idea of when it goes to sleep and spins up etc..
    Not for any reason but curiosity.

    There must be reason it hasn't been done yet...
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    As far as I know there is no hard disk monitoring software available which provide a tachometer

    Interesting question though!

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    That would probably have to be built into the drive as a form of hard-wired sensor and I couldn't really see anybody doing it.
    For the limited information it provides, it would not likely be worth the effort. Probably exactly why you won't find it in the first place.
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    Well, it seems they have programs that will detect everything else so I don't think adding one more feature would be that big a deal.

    Actually, it would be a useful feature because then you would know for sure if your drive was working properly by spinning down during inactivity...
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    Yeah, but thats not something that a software program could accesss if a hardware sensor is not specifically built in and wired for in the first place.
    Think of it like a temperature probe for a processor core, if it were not built into the chip you would not get that cores temperature reading.
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