How to find if your drive is SSD or HDD? Is there any way to check whether a drive of my laptop or PC is SSD or HDD? I know your problem and let me tell me I have made a very easy guide to find if your drive is HDD or SSD in windows without opening the manual or disassembling your computer.
Many people are switching towards SSD because of its speed and performance. If you are planning to buy a computer or laptop or you already bought and don’t know whether your system drive is Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Disk.
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Following are the 5 easy ways of how to find whether the drive is SSD or HDD.
1) Using Optimize Drive Method to find if your Drive is SSD or HDD
- 1 1) Using Optimize Drive Method to find if your Drive is SSD or HDD
- 2 2) Find If Your Drive is SSD or HDD Using PowerShell
- 3 3) Using the Windows System Information tool to Check SSD or HDD
- 4 4) Check Drive type using Task Manager
- 5 5) Check if your PC has SSD using Disk Management
- 6 How to check SSD capacity in laptops
Using the optimize drive method is one of the easy ways to find your drive type. I will guide you step by step so you don’t have to be confused when following the guide.
Step 1: Go to the window search and type run in it.
Step 2: In Run window type dfrgui and press Enter.
Step 3: Here you can find what type of drive your system have.
2) Find If Your Drive is SSD or HDD Using PowerShell
The second method is using window PowerShell for how to check SSD in windows 10.
Step 1: Go to the Search bar in window and type window powershell.
Step 2: Press Enter a powershell window will be open.
Step 3: Type this command Get-PhysicalDisk and press Enter.
3) Using the Windows System Information tool to Check SSD or HDD
In this method, you have to be a little bit focusing like you have to manually check the drive properties.
In this method, you can also find the complete detail about your drive as the name suggest the System information this window contains all the information about your system.
You can also check the capacity of your SSD or HDD using this method.
Step 1: Go to search bar of window and type system information.
Step 2: Press Enter and window will appear of System Information.
Step 3: Click on Component -> Storage -> Disk
4) Check Drive type using Task Manager
Step 1: Open the task manager by typing task manager in window Search bar.
Step 2: In the task manager window click on performance and under the performance tab you can click on Disk on the left side by doing so the properties of that particular drive will open on the right side.
Step 3: In the properties on the right side you can find the actual name of the drive its type, manufacturer, and model number.
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If your PC has more than 1 internal drive you have to click on each one on the left side one after the other to know the properties.
You can see the picture my PC has more than one internal drive so it’s showing two disk.
5) Check if your PC has SSD using Disk Management
Step 1: Write Disk Management in the window search bar and press Enter
Step 2: On the left side of the Disk Management window you can see all the internal or external drive.Right-click on the drive and click properties.
Step 3: The general tab will open where you can find the actual name of the drive or whether it is SSD or HDD.
How to check SSD capacity in laptops
If you have SSD or HDD install on your system but you are not sure what is the size of the SSD or HDD. I will guide you on how to find the capacity of Drive on your laptop or PC.
There are many ways you can find the capacity of drives on your windows. But I will tell you the most reliable method of finding the actual size of your SSD pr HDD drive.
The following are the 2 most useful method in finding the capacity of your drive on your System.
1) Finding the capacity of SSD or HDD using Powershell.
Step 1: Go the window search bar and type window PowerShell and press Enter.
Step 2: In powershell type Get-PhysicalDisk and press Enter
Step 3: Here you can find the actual capacity of your drive and can find the type of your drive.
2) Using The Disk Mangement for finding the capaity of your Drive
Step 1: Go the the search bar and type disk management and press Enter
Step 2: The disk management window will appear. Here on the left side, you can find the Disk size of your system.
Although there are many methods to find if your drive is SSD or HDD but I will suggest you to use the one which is easy for you and give you your desired result.
Hope you find this guide helpful.
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