How to Check SDD w/ Task Manager, Disk Defragmenter and Powershell

I have a problem with my non-Apple laptop, to slow for Photo editing, live WordPress post editing, and web browsing. Specs Asus X550LN Series Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz (4CPUs), 2.4GHz. Memory 8192MB Ram, NVIDIA GeForce 840M.

Is this a Fast laptop for browsing and editing images in Photoshop?

I search on internet on how to boost the speed number one top answer is replace HDD with SDD second Install CCleaner.

What is an SSD?

A solid-state drive is a storage device that stores data persistently using integrated circuit assemblies as memory. An SSD carries out the same functions as that of an HDD, but in a more efficient and direct manner.

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How much the cost of SDD today?

Though priced significantly lower than it was a few years ago, the SSD is still possibly the most expensive component inside the handful of high-end laptops on the market.

Unless there’s a rare deal or big promotion, a 120GB SSD generally goes for around $200 to $250 these days, depending on the connection type (SATA 2 or SATA 3) and speed.

How Solid State Drives SDD different from Hard disk drives HDD?

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Hard disk drives have been the traditional form of computer storage for years, making them relatively ancient technology. They use magnetism to store data on stacked platters that spin around a central axis, called a spindle. Information is read from and written to the HDD via a read/write head that is positioned above the spinning platters.

On the other hand, SSDs use flash memory to store data. They have no moving parts; instead of using read/write heads and platters, SSDs have interconnected integrated circuits with an interface connector.

1. How to Find my Drive if SSD or HDD with Disk Defragmenter?

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Step to go to Disk Defragmenter.

Simply search dfrgui (follow the image below) or press the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run box, type dfrgui and press Enter.

When the Disk Defragmenter window is shown, look for the Media type column (see image below) and you can find out which drive is solid state drive (SSD), and which one is hard disk drive (HDD).

In the screenshot my laptop has HDD.

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Disk Defragmenter Optimize Drives.

Is defragmenting safe?

Fragmentation doesn’t cause your computer to slow down as much as it used to—at least not until it’s very fragmented—but the simple answer is yes, you should still defragment your computer. However, your computer may already do it automatically.

2. How to Find If Your Drive is SSD or HDD Using PowerShell

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Step to go to Disk PowerShell.

Simply search and type PowerShell +Enter.

And type the following command Get-PhysicalDisk and press Enter.

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Windows PowerShell.

See the result, on my part my system has not using SDD.

What is the purpose of PowerShell?

PowerShell is an object-oriented automation engine and scripting language with an interactive command-line shell that Microsoft developed to help IT professionals configure systems and automate administrative tasks.

3. How to Check SSD or HDD via Task Manager?

Step 1: Open the Task Manager either by using Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys, right-clicking on the taskbar and then clicking Task Manager option or Search type Task Manager and Clik the Icon see the image below.
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Step 2: Click more details to show the Full Page.

Step 3: Under the Performance tab, click on the disk on the left side to know the actual name of the drive on the right side. The name usually indicates the type of the drive (SSD or HDD).

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