HDDs and SSDs are common storage drives with distinct characteristics. Learn how to identify which one your device has.
Open Task Manager by right-clicking the Start button and selecting it.
Click the four horizontal lines in the top-left corner to expand the left sidebar.
Go to the Performance tab to view the components' performance, including CPU, Memory, GPU, and Disks.
Check under Disk 0 and Disk 1 (if applicable) to confirm if the disks are SSDs or HDDs.
Select the desired disk to view additional details like capacity, write speed, and average response time.
SSDs offer faster performance, lower power consumption, and durability, while HDDs provide more storage space at a lower cost.
Knowing your drive type helps you make informed decisions about upgrades and device performance.