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How to determine if a drive is an SSD or an HDD in Windows

In order to determine the drive type you can utilize Powershell.

  1. Click the Windows Icon (Start), then type Powershell and run it.
  2. At the Powershell prompt, type “Get-PhysicalDisk | Select-Object FriendlyName,DeviceId,MediaType”

  The result should be something as follows:

FriendlyName              DeviceId MediaType
------------              -------- ---------
Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB 0        SSD
WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA1     1        HDD