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German translation: "Umdrehungsgeschwindigkeit"

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05:36 Apr 8, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: rotation speed
This is applied to rpms of a DVD-ROM drive. I am not sure if it's "Umdrehungsgeschwindigkeit" or "Drehzahl". Can you help?
Stefanie Bulovic
German translation:"Umdrehungsgeschwindigkeit"
Explanation:
I can only agree with deltra. Based on the number of hits at AltaVista, "Drehzahl" seems to be primarily used for things like car engines and electric drills but "Umdrehungsgeschwindigkeit" always turned up for disk drives, whether computer or DVD.
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 03:11
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Summary of answers provided
naLaufwerksgeschwindigkeit
Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
na"Umdrehungsgeschwindigkeit"Dan McCrosky
naUmdrehungsgeschwindigkeit
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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19 mins
Umdrehungsgeschwindigkeit


Explanation:
Umdrehungsgeschwindigkeit is indeed the German equivalent for rotation speed

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 03:11
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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49 mins
"Umdrehungsgeschwindigkeit"


Explanation:
I can only agree with deltra. Based on the number of hits at AltaVista, "Drehzahl" seems to be primarily used for things like car engines and electric drills but "Umdrehungsgeschwindigkeit" always turned up for disk drives, whether computer or DVD.

Dan McCrosky
Local time: 03:11
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1 day 5 hrs
Laufwerksgeschwindigkeit


Explanation:
From reading through computer magazines published over the past few months in Germany, I believe that my proposed term (Laufwerksgeschwindigkeit) comes about as close as possible to what the asker needs.
Let me know!

Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
Local time: 20:11
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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