Hard disk drive(HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD) are the two most widely used storage drives.Solid-state drives are faster, run quieter, use less power, and are more durable, while hard drives are cheaper, easier to repair, and offer more storage at a lower price.Most modern devices are equipped with solid state drives, but some manufacturers still offer devices with hard drives to meet the needs of specific users.
If you've bought a new device and are wondering whether it has a hard drive or a solid-state drive, here's how.
How to Check for a Hard Disk or SSD Using Task Manager
To determine if a hard drive or solid state drive is present using Task Manager, follow these steps:
1. Right-click the Windows Start button and select Task Manager.
2. Click the four overlapping horizontal lines in the upper left corner of the screen to expand the left sidebar.
3. Navigate to the "Performance" tab, you will see the performance of the device components, including CPU, memory, GPU and disk.
4. Check the details under "Disk 0" and "Disk 1" (if multiple disks are connected) to confirm whether the disk installed is a SSD or HDD.
To view additional details of the selected drive, such as capacity, write speed, average response time, etc., simply select Disk 0 or Disk 1 - the SSD drive you want to know more about.Task Manager will display additional details for the selected hard drive at the bottom of the screen.
Now you know what kind of hard drive you are using on Windows
While hard drives have their benefits, they don't offer the same speed and performance as solid-state drives.Hopefully you now have a better idea of how to check if your device has a hard drive or solid state drive.Understanding these can help you decide whether to continue using or replace the storage hard drive that comes with the device.
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