The Hard drive is also known as the 'C: Drive' and it provides computer users with vast storage space to store various files, folders and data. The Hard Drive can be found by opening up My Computer and looking for the listed C: drive. Note: Hard drives can also be referred to by their sizes such as 20 GB or 80 GB.
The hard drive is a crucial component of a computer since it permanently retains all of the data processed by the CPU. The hard drive, while being the slowest part of a computer, can be quicker if you opt for the correct type of hard drive.
How to Check What Hard Drive I Have?
To check on your hard drive information, follow the instructions below:
- Click on 'start' on your desktop menu bar. Or press the Windows key + 'R to open the Run dialogue box.
- Type in "winter" into the Run dialogue box that appears and then click on OK or hit enter.
- On the next window that pops up, you will notice a System section with some details regarding your operating system including your name, the version number of Windows 7/Vista, copyright holder, and additional properties about Windows itself e.g build number, etc.
- Scroll down until you find a section concerning storage devices that reads something like this "Storage Volumes". There are two types of storage devices i.e removable drives and fixed drives.
- Click on 'fixed drives' then find what drive is your C: drive which will be the largest or Hit F5 until you find it. Your computer may look slightly different from the one in this demonstration, it all depends on what version of Windows is installed on your computer.
Several free software programs can be used to discover the hardware in your computer. These tools may tell you the model of your hard drive as well as other data.