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How to Check the Firmware Version of a Hard Drive in Windows

inside a hard drive

In modern computer systems, hard drives serve as crucial data storage devices, and silently working behind the scenes is the hard drive firmware.

Hard drive firmware is a software program stored on the hard drive that manages and regulates various operations of the hard drive. Its functions are not limited to just starting up the hard drive and storing data; they encompass many aspects, from hard drive initialization to performance optimization, and error detection and correction.

a chip

Hard drive firmware plays a critical role in ensuring the proper functioning of the hard drive, securely storing data, and optimizing performance. Therefore, when you encounter storage issues, it is necessary to check the firmware version of the hard drive.

In Windows, we can use commands to view hard drive information:

  • Press the Windows key + R key to open the Run dialog.
  • Type CMD and press Enter to open the terminal (Command Prompt).
  • Paste the following command and press Enter to display the hard drive firmware version.
wmic diskdrive get caption, firmwarerevision
view the firmware version of a hard drive in Windows with a command

The output includes the hard drive model and firmware version.

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