February 7, 2021

How to Check if an HDD/SSD is Failing Using Command Prompt

Being the best desktop operating system, Windows 10 has more features and troubleshooting utility. But by default, Windows 10 provides troubleshooting utilities like disk checkup, disk defragment utility, Memory diagnostic tool, etc.

Windows 10 provides a complete disk management utility to deal with various disk-related errors. As we all know, SSDs are replacing HDDs with their high performance. Most people now install SSDs to increase operating system speed.

Generally, SSDs last longer than traditional HDDs, but it is wise to periodically check if the installed drive is about to die soon. You can use the command prompt to get information from self-monitoring, analysis and reporting technology (smart) To determine whether the drive is still healthy or fails due to hardware issues.

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How to check if an HDD / SSD is failing using a command prompt

If the SMART report shows that the disk drive is failing, you can back up your most important data before the hard drive fails completely. In addition, you will have some time to prepare yourself for the data migration process. This article will share a detailed guide on finding out if a disk drive fails through a command prompt. Let’s check out

step 1. First, click on the start button and search ‘CMD’

stage 2. Right-click on the command prompt and choose ‘Run as administrator’

Choose 'Run as administrator'

step 3. At the command prompt window, enter the given command –

wmic diskdrive get status

Enter command

step 4. Under the Status column, if it reads ‘Alright’ Then everything is going fine. However, if the situation reads ‘Bad’, ‘Unknown’, or ‘Caution’, This is a bad signal and there is an impending hardware failure in the drive.

HDD / SSD Health

Step 5. To check if the hard drive is failing, enter the following command –

wmic /namespace:\rootwmi path MSStorageDriver_FailurePredictStatus

Enter command

Step 6. If status appears ‘false’, then Hard drive ok. However, if the situation is ‘True’, Then This indicates a hard drive failure.

HDD / SSD Health

this is the matter! You are done. This is how you can find out if a drive is failing using the command prompt.

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