NIC and RPM of a hard disk
freebsd at nbritton.org
Mon Oct 4 05:27:51 PDT 2004
Mike Woods wrote:
> Ajesh John wrote:
>> How can I know if there is an in-built NIC in my mother-board?
>> And How can I know the RPM of my hard disk?, Is it possible to know both
>> these in FreeBSD?, I'm using FreeBSD5.1 - Release,
> For the NIC, ifconfig will show all the network devices installed on a
> machine but if you want to confirm if it's onboard......
> look at the back of the machine, often above the usb ports.
> As for the hard drive the only way to find the rpm is to grab the
> model number and look it up :)
Type in dmesg at the console, use scroll lock and the up/down keys to
somewhere around the end of it it will display something such as "ad0:
38154MB <TOSHIBA MK4025GAS> [77520/16/63] ata0-master BIOSPIO".
Common Drive speeds (in newer computers):
EIDE(ATA): 7200, 5400
SATA: 7200, 10000
SCSI: 10000, 15000
laptop: 4200, 5400
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