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what hard drive do I have

How do I know what hard drive is in my computer? How do I know if I have a SSD or HDD in my Windows 10 PC? This post provides 5 ways to let you find out the hard drive type and specs in your Windows 10 PC or laptop. If you need to recover lost data from computer or mobiles, manage hard drive partitions, backup and restore system, you can turn to MiniTool software.

Hard drive is an important component of a computer that stores all the data processed by CPU. Generally the traditional HDD is cheaper than SSD, but the newer SSD is faster than HDD.

What hard drive do I have Windows 10? Do I have an SSD or HDD in my Windows 10 computer? This post provides 5 ways to help you check what kind of hard drive you have and how to check hard drive specs in your PC/laptop.

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1. Check What Hard Drive You Have with System Information

You can use Windows System Information to easily find out what hard drive you have in your computer. The System Information tool is built in in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, and it lets you check the hard drive detailed specs.

Step 1. You can press Windows + R to open Windows Run dialog, type msinfo32 in Run box, and hit Enter to open System Information window. Alternatively, you can click Start menu, type system information, and click System Information to open this tool.

type msinfo32 to open System Information

Step 2. You can then click Components -> Storage. Under Storage category, you can click Disks, and it will list the detailed information of your computer hard disk drive. You can check the hard drive type to find out if it’s HDD or SSD, and find out the hard drive manufacturer, model, partitions, the size of each partition, and more. (Related: Partition External Hard Drive)

check what hard drive do I have in System Information

You can also click Drives to check the detailed information of each partition on your hard drive, incl. partition size, available free space, partition file system, hard drive letter, etc. (Related: NTFS vs FAT File System)

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2. Check If You Have an SSD or HDD Windows 10 with Disk Defragmenter

If you are wondering “do I have a HHD or SSD”, you can also use Disk Defragmenter to find out “what hard drive do I have” in Windows 10/8/7.

Step 1. You can press Windows + R, type dfrgui, and press Enter to open Disk Defragmenter tool.

Step 2. In Media type column, you can find out if your hard drive is solid state drive or hard disk drive.

find out if you have an SSD or HDD

3. Find out What Hard Drive You Have in Windows 10 with PowerShell

Step 1. You can also press Windows + X, and choose Windows PowerShell (Admin) to open Windows PowerShell utility.

Step 2. Type the command Get-PhysicalDisk, and hit Enter. It will list all physical hard disks connected to your computer. You can check the hard drive type under MediaType column.

find if your hard drive is SSD or HDD

4. Check Hard Drive Windows 10 with Disk Management Software

Many third-party disk partition management utilities in market can detect the properties of your hard drive and help you manage your hard drive.

MiniTool Partition Wizard is a top disk management tool letting you check the detailed information of your hard drive and partitions. You can also use it to create/resize/format/delete/wipe hard drive partitions, convert disk between MBR and GPT, NTFS and FAT, check hard drive health like checking file system errors and bad sectors, copy disk, migrate OS, and more.

MiniTool Partition Wizard

You can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to easily perform the hard drive/SSD speed test.

5. What Hard Drive Do I Have - Remove the Hard Drive to Find Out

Aside from the two methods above, you may also unscrew and open the case of your computer, and remove the hard disk drive to check the hard drive specs incl. hard drive RPM, capacity, model, etc.

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Bottom Line

What hard drive do I have? You can find it out with one of the 5 methods above. Some of them let you check the detailed information of your Windows 10/8/7 PC/laptop hard drive.

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