Monitoring, Management & Location Tracking

How can I check the spindle speed of a server's hard disk drive(s) from the command line?

Aruba Employee
Aruba Employee

To get the spindle speed of a server's hard drive(s) you can run the following command from the server's command line:

# dmesg | grep Vendor

You should see something like this:

Vendor: FUJITSU Model: MBB2147RC Rev: D406

You can then Google the Model number and you should get the specs for the drive including its spindle speed.

If the server is made by Dell...
You can also get a detailed printout of the server's components by entering it's Service Tag on the Dell Support site.

To get the Service Tag number from the command line, run:

# dmidecode -s system-serial-number

(The Service Tag number should also be on the back of the box.)

...then go to this web site and enter the Service Tag number:

...then, on the right side of the page that comes up click on:

System Configuration Information and search on 'Hard Drive'.

Version history
Revision #:
1 of 1
Last update:
‎06-30-2014 11:14 PM
Updated by:
Search Airheads
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: