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Determine What Type of Hard Disk is in Your Computer

February 8, 2021

Do you know if you have a Solid State Drive (SSD) or a traditional spinning hard drive in your computer? If you are a Windows 10 user, there are simple way to find out what type of hard disk is in your computer without opening the computer case. TechViral has a post that gives two methods of determining the hard drive type.

The first step is to open Windows Explorer. Right click on the C drive and select Properties. Under the Tools tab, click on the Optimize button. All the drives installed in your computer will be shown. The drive type is identified under the Media type column. Another option is to launch Powershell and enter the Get-PhysicalDisk command. The MediaType for all disks will be displayed.

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