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How can I find out whether or not I have a SSD? I have an HP ENVY15 and I ordered the SSD but for some reason when I turn it on I hear spinning and that made me concerned so I did a start up test and it said it was testing the HDD but idk if it would say that simply because it's default to. I don't want to void warranty so I'm not opening it up ($3600 is to much for the risk) so besides that how can I tell what's inside? is there some sort of program that could only run on SSD?

asked Jun 07 '10 at 16:53

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Just go to the start button - run - msinfo32, and look under components/storage/disks

answered Jun 07 '10 at 17:11

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(Jun 07 '10 at 17:51) XxJackxX XxJackxX's gravatar image

Take out the hard drive and look. Or find the model number of your hard drive from the drivers and look that up.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 16:55

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Liam Quade

I can't find that information any where ... the Manufacturer just says (Standard disk drives) even Volumes is supposed to have disk, type, status, partition style..ect but it's all blank ... maybe i'm looking in the wrong place

(Jun 07 '10 at 17:24) XxJackxX XxJackxX's gravatar image

There's no need to open the case, assuming the system is booting up properly so you can go to your System menu and drill down to view your installed Hardware. It will tell you what you have installed (Hard Disk Drive or Solid State Drive) and the capacity.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 16:56

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edited Jun 07 '10 at 16:57

maybe I'm looking in the wrong "system menu" but there is no "installed hardware" option or anything close .. there is system information but nothing about the drives are there :-(

(Jun 07 '10 at 17:42) XxJackxX XxJackxX's gravatar image

I am pretty sure it is in the device manager if the computer is Windows. I am not exactly sure...but I am pretty sure it is...just press the winkey and then pause/break. Click on Hardware and device manager.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 17:03

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nope not there ... the closest thing there to it is disk drives and the drop down just says RAID-0

(Jun 07 '10 at 17:07) XxJackxX XxJackxX's gravatar image

the computer it self does not care if it is a SSD or HDD. look on the packing slip or call the manufacturer for assistance. the spinning sound could also be your CD drive, there may be some software out there to tell you

you can also right click on the drive under the computer window and click properties and it should tell you exactly what hard drive you have in there, you may need to look it up online to see what kind it is.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 16:58

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it's running windows 7 ... no longer have "properties"

(Jun 07 '10 at 17:10) XxJackxX XxJackxX's gravatar image

the spinning noise is probably from the fans. You should notice that you have a solid state drive by the speed your computer is transferring files and booting up.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 17:05

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I honestly wouldn't know the difference ... this is a brand new computer and I've been using a Dell I got in 2001 so of course it would boot up and transfer files faster

(Jun 07 '10 at 17:45) XxJackxX XxJackxX's gravatar image

Download a program from Piriform called Speccy here and it should be able to tell you.

answered Jun 07 '10 at 17:16

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Daniel Way

Yeah, take it out and look at the model number. Or look it up online

answered Jun 07 '10 at 17:44

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