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How to determine storage type is SSD drive or HDD on windows

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July 16, 2011 12:53:31 PM

Hello,

How to determine storage type is SSD drive or HDD drive on windows, programatically by reading some bits of disk.

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a b G Storage
July 16, 2011 1:44:40 PM

Right click on a disk>property>hardware and you see a list of disk. Search google to see if the model is a HDD or SSD.
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a c 415 G Storage
July 16, 2011 3:16:57 PM

From: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5814371/get-rotation...

"Windows 7 detects SSDs by using ATA8-ACS identify word 217: Nominal media rotation rate, with value 0001h as Non-rotating media like solid state devices. But not all SSDs adhere to the ATA8-ACS1 spec section 7.16.7.77, some may need firmware updates."
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April 22, 2013 12:00:21 AM

deepenmehta said:
Hello,

How to determine storage type is SSD drive or HDD drive on windows, programatically by reading some bits of disk.


Hi,
I am also looking for the same, but i have got some informaton in the net in Window 8 go to Disk defragmenter and Optimiser you will be able to see the media type as SSD, win windows 7 go to disk defragment click on cnfigure schedule --> selecet disk, here SSD devices will not show.
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