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

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How to determine storage type is SSD drive or HDD drive on windows, programatically by reading some bits of disk.
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  1. 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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    From: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5814371/get-rotation-speed-of-disk-sample-code

    "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."
  3. 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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