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    Hardware idenification software

    Is there such a thing as a hardware identification software application? My sister's company is doing a Beta Test of their software, and need some way of finding out what the testers' machines are made of. Namely (most importantly) the speed of the CD-ROM drive. When I go into the Windows XP Device Manager, I just see "Samsung" with no speed indication. What software could figure this out for them? Is there a manual "trick" that could be used to figure out CD-ROM speed, even if just a rough approximate???
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    Re: Hardware idenification software

    Eric,

    Have you tried SiSoftSandra? In the cd-romdvd benchmark area, it will give you the exact speed in kb/sec for each drive in the system. It takes a few minutes to run, depending on the speed of the machine, but it will also give other benchmark comparisons to similar hardware.
    You can also test other types of hardware.

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    Re: Hardware idenification software

    This sounds perfect. What do you mean "in the cd-romdvd benchmark area" ??? I don't see such an area on this site.
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    Re: Hardware idenification software

    I highly recommend Aida/32 SysInfo tool. It was recommended here in the Lounge and I'm very impressed with it. Amoung it's many features is the ability to save the information in many formats including html.

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    Re: Hardware idenification software

    Eric,

    That's one of the benchmarks internal to the main SiSoftSandra prog. There is a whole series of info & test icons to use.
    Download the main prog, you'll see it.
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    Re: Hardware idenification software

    Brian,

    Aida32 is indeed an excellent informational tool, but in Eric's case I don't think it gives the ACTUAL speed of the optical drives, only the RATED speed.
    The only benchmark tests I see are for memoryRAM.

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    Re: Hardware idenification software

    Your'e correct, sorry about that. ...... never mind. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Hardware idenification software

    Thanks to you both! These are good starts for what she needs...
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    Re: Hardware idenification software

    Using Sandra now, this looks good. Thanks!
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    Re: Hardware idenification software

    Glad it worked out for you, Eric. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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