In this Guide, you have a better idea of how to check SSD or Hard drive health in windows 10. As we all know hard drives are very necessary for any system which stores your personal data for later use.
Now in every home, every person has its own computer to store their personal information. So for storing that crucial information you need a hard drive or SSD which is necessary for storing data.
But here is the most important thing that has come into place. Not everyone knows about the hard drive or SSD health. When you buy a new hard drive or SSD this health is almost 100% because it’s new.
But when you buy a second-hand SSD or Hard drive I advise you to check the hard drive or SSD health properly. Otherwise, you will regret it If you don’t check it on the spot.
When it is Necessary to Check SSD or Hard Drive Health
When you find that your hard drive or SSD has not been acting the same as it previously did. It produces some weird noises and it works slowly. That might be the time to check your hard drive or SSD health.
There are some more signs you must know about When you find that your SSD or Hard drive produce strange sounds, corrupt your files, Slow bootup, crashes during the boot process, and slow files transfer speed
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Below are the two Important methods which you can follow to check your SSD or Hard drive health easily
Method 1: Using CMD Command
This method is simple but it will not provide you most of the information related to your SSD or Hard drive. This method only gives you a rough idea about your SSD or Hard drive.
If your SSD or Hard drive is in good condition then on the screen it shows your SSD or Hard drive condition is OK.
Otherwise if your SSD or Hard drive condition is not good than on the screen it shows some different message.
Now let’s start the process to check SSD or Hard drive health in windows 10 very easily.
Step 1: CLICK on Search Icon on bottom left corner
Step 2: Type “cmd” in the search box
Step 3: Now Type the below command in the cmd
Command: wmic diskdrive get model,status
Method 2: Using Software to Check SSD or Hard Drive Health
There are some software’s out there to check your SSD or Hard Drive health more in-depth it will show you the complete details of your SSD or Hard drive health. Like how much the health is remaining in percentage(%).
If your SSD percentage is 100% then it means you don’t need to worry about your data corruption. But if your SSD or Hard drive health is less than 90%. My personal advice to you is to take your data backup and then use that particular SSD or Hard drive. I don’t say 90% directly goes down to 0% but the backup is great to make sure that everything is safe.
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What tools can I use?
There are lots of tools some are paid and some are FREE but here I will show you the FREE ones which check that and give you the info about your SSD or Hard drive that how healthy your SSD or Hard drive is.
Here we recommend you to give it a try to Crystal Disk Mark and Open Hardware Monitor.
Let’s see how these software’s work and how to use them.
I personally use Crystal Disk Mark and it’s good and easy to use. After downloading click on the installer and run the app. And after running it shows the current state of your SSD or Hard Drive.
If it shows “Good” only. It means your SSD is healthy and its health is 100%. So you don’t need to worry about your data is safe.
But If it shows “Good” and below the current percentage(%) of your SSD or Hard drive health. Then it means your SSD or Hard drive health is not full. So the first thing you must do is take your data backup in some other Hard drive. To make sure that If your SSD or Hard drive corrupts the data you have a backup available.
Now to use Open Hardware Monitor first install it and after running the software you see a lot of different options but here we just look for the Hard drive or SSD option just click on the “+” button which is on the left side of your SSD or Hard drive name.
After clicking it will expand and show you the complete details of your SSD or Hard drive. Like storage space that how much storage, you use how much storage is left, and also the Levels of your SSD or Hard drive. You must look into the Levels section If you want to see your SSD or Hard drive health in Percentage(%).
You must check some other options as well to know more about your system peripherals.
As we discussed already in our article that how much the SSD or Hard drive health is important for the system. And also we show best two ways how to find your SSD or Hard drive health.
If your SSD or Hard drive health is full then it’s working perfectly fine but If its health is not full it won’t work effectively as the new one. Your files will transfer slowly and you also face some more issues as well.
I hope this guide helps you and gives you a complete explanation about how to check your SSD or Hard drive health in Windows. You can also use the same methods in other Windows as well.