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Fixit



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Fixit
I have a Toshiba 500 Gb external drive.

I am trying to determine if it is a platter drive.

When I hold my ear against it, I can hear humming.

Would a solid state drive do that ?
Post 30 Nov 2014, 04:22
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neville



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It is almost certainly a platter drive. It is also probably at least 2.5 inches wide to accommodate the platter.

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Post 30 Nov 2014, 04:47
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Fixit



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Thanks for the info.
Post 30 Nov 2014, 06:24
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When it is powered up and running trying turning it with your hand. If you feel a torque pulling your hand in a different direction from the force applied then it has some mass inside spinning like a gyroscope.
Post 30 Nov 2014, 13:30
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Matrix



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Fixit wrote:
I have a Toshiba 500 Gb external drive.

I am trying to determine if it is a platter drive.

When I hold my ear against it, I can hear humming.

Would a solid state drive do that ?


Good for you, i never ever saw a hdd that was that silent i couldn't hear it.
anyway rpm is written on its label if it spins, and in smart.
also if you drop it it will die if it has a disc.
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