23rd October 2021
How to Learn Disk Type on Computer or Server?

How to Learn Disk Type on Computer or Server?

In this article, we will show you how to view the type of disk that you can run on windows operating systems and installed on related computers from the PowerShell console. There are two main types of disks, HDD and SSD. Although both types of disks look different, they are both HDD (Hard Disk Device) devices. One is a mechanical HDD, the other is an SSD HDD device. In order to see the type of disk installed on the computer, it will be enough to open the PowerShell console and type the following command. You can also run this command on PowerShell on the Windows server operating system.

  • Get-PhysicalDisk | Format-Table -AutoSize

With this command, we can view all the disks installed in our system. In the command output, we can view information such as disk types, disk size, disk health conditions.

Get-PhysicalDisk | Format-Table -AutoSize
Get-PhysicalDisk | Format-Table -AutoSize

 

  • Get-PhysicalDisk | select FriendlyName,BusType,MediaType

With the above command, we can obtain the filtered information in the “select” query. You can expand this query if you want.

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Get-PhysicalDisk | select FriendlyName,BusType,MediaType
Get-PhysicalDisk | select FriendlyName,BusType,MediaType

 

  • Get-PhysicalDisk | Select *

You can see another “Select” query below. In this “Select” query, you can access all the information with the filtering star(*) parameter. You can limit the information you see here with the “select” query.

Get-PhysicalDisk | Select *
Get-PhysicalDisk | Select *

 

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