Windows: A way to check hard drive health

Self-tutoring about Windows: the tutor shares a way to check hard drive health.

I’ve read that WMIC stands for Windows Management Instrumentation Command-Line. It includes a way to check hard drive health, as follows:

  1. Open command prompt.
  2. Type wmic diskdrive get model, status then press Enter.
  3. A table will appear of the storage devices connected to the computer and their status. A status of OK suggests wmic doesn’t anticipate failure. It can return “Pred Fail” to predict failure.

I ran this command and got OK for the status of the hard drive. A neat bonus is that it gives status for each of the other drives connected to the computer.


Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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