February 8, 2021

How to Find if a Hard Drive is HDD or SSD on Windows 10

When purchasing a new computer or laptop, we usually consider RAM and processor. Although RAM and processor were important, hard drives were equally important. In fact, the hard drive was the most important thing for a gaming PC.

Until now, there are various types of hard drives available on the market. The older ones were hard disk drives (HDDs) that are still used today, and the newer ones are solid state drives (SSDs) which are a bit expensive but can make your computer super fast.

Compared to HDDs, SSDs are faster and significantly more reliable. These days most high-end laptops or PCs use SSDs instead of older HDDs for storage. If you have just purchased a new computer or laptop, but are unsure if your PC has an SSD or HDD, this article may help.

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

Steps to know if a hard drive is a HDD or SSD on Windows 10

In this article, we will share a detailed guide to find out whether a Windows 10 computer has a hard disk drive (HDD) or a solid state drive (SSD). So, let’s check out.

1. Using File Explorer

In this method, we need to use Windows 10 File Explorer to find out if your PC has an HDD or SSD. Follow some simple steps given below.

step 1. First, open File Explorer on your Windows 10. To open File Explorer, Double click on ‘this PC’.

Double click on 'this PC'.

stage 2. Now right click on C drive and select ‘a quality’

Select 'Properties'

step 3. Select now Tab.

Select the 'Tools' tab

step 4. When optimizing and defragmenting the drive, click ‘Optimize’ switch.

Click on 'Optimize' button

Step 5. The next window will list all drives. Media type column Will show if you have a SSD or HDD.

this is the matter! You are done. This is how you can check whether the PC is your HDD or SSD.

2. Using Powershell

In this method, we are going to use the Powershell method to find out if your PC has an HDD or SSD. Let’s check out

step 1. To do this, first open the Windows search and search ‘PowerShell’. Open Powershell from the list

'Powershell' discovered

stage 2. On the PowerShell window, type ‘Gate-physicaldisk’And press the enter button.

Type 'Get-PhysicalDisk'

step 3. The above command will list all physical disks connected to your computer. The middle order section will show you whether your PC has an HDD or SSD. If it shows more than two disk drives, your PC probably has both.

This is how you can use Powershell to find out if your drive in Windows 10 is SSD or HDD

This article is about whether your PC in a Windows 10 computer has an HDD or SSD. I hope this article helped you! Please share this with your friends too. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

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