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

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

While purchasing a new computer or laptop, we usually consider the RAM and Processor. Although RAM and Processor were important, Hard Drives were equally important too. In fact, Hard Drives were the most important thing for a Gaming PC.

As of now, there are different types of hard drives available on the market. The old ones were the Hard disk drives (HDD) which were still used today, and the newer one is Solid State Drives (SSD) which are bit expensive but can make your computer super fast.

Compared to HDDs, SSDs are fast and quite reliable. Most of the high-end Laptops or PC these days use SSDs rather than the old HDDs for storage. If you have just purchased a new computer or laptop but unsure whether your PC has SSD or HDD, this article might help.


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

In this article, we will share a detailed guide on how to find if you have Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) in Windows 10 computer. So, let’s check out.

1. Using File Explorer

In this method, we need to use the Windows 10 file explorer to find if your PC has HDD or SSD. Follow some of the simple steps given below.

Step 1. First of all, open File Explorer on your Windows 10. To open File Explorer, double click on ‘This PC.’


Step 2. Now right-click on the C drive and select ‘Properties’


Step 3. Now select the ‘Tools’ tab.


Step 4. On the Optimise and defragment the drive, click on the ‘Optimise’ button.


Step 5. The next Window will list all drive. The media type column will show whether you have an SSD or HDD.