Monitoring, Management & Location Tracking

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

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.

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If the server is made by Dell...
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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:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/product_support/product_support_central?c=us&l=en&s=gen

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

System Configuration Information and search on 'Hard Drive'.

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