How to check if your PC has SATA or NVMe SSD on Windows 11 or 10?

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For the last two years, manufacturers have been using SSD storage for mid to high-end PC. Now newer PCs are shipped with NVMe SSDs storage. If you have recently purchased a PC or laptop and want to know whether it has SATA SSD or NVMe SSD, this post will help you recognize it.

For your information, NVMe SSDs are faster when compared to SATA SSDs. For example, the popular Samsung 970 Evo Plus SSD (NVMe) offers read/write speeds up to 3500/3300 MB/s, whereas the Samsung 860 Evo (SATA) offers read/write speeds up to 550/520 MB/s.

There is much speed difference between SATA and NVMe SSDs. If you have recently purchased a laptop or PC, you can easily recognize it has SATA or NVMe SSD. There is no need to use third-party software for this simple task.

Also Read: How to know how much longer your SSD will last in Windows 11 or 10?

How to check if your PC has SATA Or NVMe SSD on Windows 11/10?

There are three simple ways to recognize whether your PC has SATA or NVMe SSD.

Check if SSD is SATA or NVMe using Disk Management.

Step 1. Right-click on the Start button from the taskbar and click the Disk Management option to open the Disk Management tool.

Step 2. In the Disk Management window, right-click on the SSD name and select Properties.

Step 3. Switch to the Details tab in the Properties dialog.

Step 4. Under the Details tab, 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 or any other value.

Check if SSD is SATA or NVMe using Task Manager.

Step 1. On Windows 10, right-click on the empty space on the taskbar and select Task Manager. For Windows 11, you can use Ctrl + Shift + Esc hotkey to open the Task Manager.

Step 2. If you get the Task Manager with fewer details like the below image, click on the More details button to see the full version.

Step 3. In the Task Manager window, click on the Performance tab, then click on the Disk to see the SSD model number. It will show the model number of the SSD.

Step 4. Note down the model No of your hard disk and perform a web search to know if it is an NVMe or SATA SSD.

Check if SSD is SATA or NVMe using a third-party Tool.

There are plenty of tools available over the internet to provide detailed information about your PC’s hardware, including SSD type. One of the most popular tools out there is SSD-Z which is free to use. SSD-Z  freeware tool can easily check if your SSD is SATA or NVMe. To check whether the SSD is SATA or NVMe, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Download SSD-Z from the official website and unzip it using WinRAR.

Step 2. Double-click on the SSD-Z to open the same.

Step 3. Under the Device tab, it will display all the information about your SSD. The Interface field will display that either you have NVMe or SATA SSD.

CrystalDiskInfo is another freeware tool that allows you to check whether the SSD is SATA or NVMe. To find out the SSD details, download CrystalDiskInfo from its official website and run it on your PC.

In the app’s main window, see the Interface and Rotation boxes. The first one will show whether you have NVMe or SATA bus type, and the other one will display if it is an SSD.

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