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How to Check Your PC Has SATA Or NVMe SSD In Windows 10, If you have purchased a mid-to-high-end PC in the past two years, your PC may use SSD for storage. Unlike before, many new PCs come with NVMe SSDs.
As you may already know, NVMe SSD is faster than SATA SSD.
For example, the popular Samsung 970 Evo Plus SSD (NVMe) provides read/write speeds of up to 3500/3300 MB/s respectively, while Samsung 860 Evo (SATA) provides read/write speeds of up to 550/520 MB/s.
Check Your PC Has SATA Or NVMe SSD
Due to the huge speed difference between SATA and NVMe SSD, a user who has bought a new PC in recent years may want to know whether the SSD in his/her PC is SATA or NVMe. Fortunately, figuring out the type of SSD in a PC is easy.
You don’t need third-party software to complete this simple task.
Use Disk Management
- Right-click on the Start button on the taskbar and click the Disk Management option to open the same.
- In the Disk Management window, right-click on the SSD name (refer to the image) and then click Properties. Do not right-click on the partitions. You need to right-click on the SSD name, which shows up on the extreme left, as shown in the picture below.
- Once the Properties dialog is up, switch to the Details tab. Here, in the Property drop-down box, select Hardware IDs.
- If your SSD type is NVMe, you will see NVMe mentioned in the Value fields. If not, you will see SATA there.
Note: This feature is currently only available for Windows Insiders.
- Open the Settings app. Go to System > Storage page.
- In the More storage settings section, look for a link named Manage Disks and Volumes, and click on it.
- On the resulting page, right-click on one of the drives to reveal the hidden Properties button. Click on the Same.
- The page displays full information about the selected SSD, including the Bus type. If the Bus type is NVMe, the same will show up in the Bus type field. If not, you will get SATA here.
Search model number
- Perform a right-click on an empty space on the taskbar and then click Task Manager to open the same.
- If you get the Task Manager with fewer details, click on the More details button to see the full version.
- In the Performance tab, click on the Disk to see the SSD model number. As you can see in the picture, my ThinkPad T480 came with INTEL SSDPEKKF512G8L NVMe SSD.
- Now, perform a web search using the model number as the keyword to know if it is an NVMe or SATA SSD. We recommend you visit the manufacturer’s website to get accurate information.
Use third-party tool
There are many tools that can provide you with detailed information about PC hardware, including SSD types. One of the most popular products is SSD-Z. This is how to use SSD-Z (free) to check whether your SSD is SATA or NVMe.
- Download SSD-Z from this official page, extract the ZIP file and then run the SSD-Z.exe file.
- The Device tab displays all vital information about your SSD. The Interface field shows either NVMe or SATA, depending on the type of SSD you have.
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