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Check Drive Temperature in Windows 10

How to Check Drive Temperature in Windows 10

With recent updates, Windows 10 is able to retrieve and show temperature for storage devices installed in your computer. The option is available starting in Windows 10 build 20226, which has introduced a new Manage disks and volumes page in the Settings app.  The temperature value is displayed for supported drives, which includes most modern NVMe storage devices.

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When introduced in build 20226, Microsoft had announced the feature as follows.

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Attempting to recover data after drive failure is both frustrating and expensive. This feature is designed to detect hardware abnormalities for NVMe SSDs and notify users with enough time to act. It is strongly recommended that users immediately back up their data after receiving a notification.

So the new option is not just a page in Settings, it is a full featured storage monitor option.

The drive temperature is not what you will check daily. However, it can be useful under certain scenarios. The drive can produce write and read errors when running under abnormally high temperature, or can freeze completely. When you are troubleshooting your computer's storage, it is nice to have such a feature accessible without using third-party tools.

To Check Drive Temperature in Windows 10,

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to System > Storage.
  3. On the right, click on the Manage Disks and Volumes link.Windows 10 Settings Manage Disks And Volumes
  4. On the next page, click the on the drive you want to check temperature for to select it.Windows 10 Select Drive In Manage Disks And Volumes
  5. Click on the Properties button below the drive's name line.Windows 10 Drive Properties Button In Manage Disks And Volumes
  6. On the next page, you'll find the temperature value under the Drive health section.Windows 10 Find Drive Termperature

You are done.

If you don’t see the temperature details, ensure that you have the proper Windows 10 build installed. Also, this may mean that your drive is not recognized properly by Windows 10, so the OS can't retrieve its temperature. As of the time of this writing, it only supports NVMe SSD drives.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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