How to check your VPS Disk Drive is SSD or HDD?

We use HyperV virtualization technology for our Denver based Classic and SSD Windows VPS. We have created SAN storage for our HyperV based cluster with a thin provisioning method to optimize storage efficiency. Due to this, it will show you a thin provisioned drive while checking the media type using dfrgui command. Rest assured you will get the performance of the disk you actually purchased SSD or HDD.

Our multilocation SSD Windows VPS uses the Xen platform with PV Drivers which many find the regular HDD in media type while running dfrgui command. However, the performance on the actual disk will mostly be the same as SSD.

Following are the steps to find the type of Disk Drive added to your VPS.

This article is prepared for only Accuwebhosting provided VPS. Commands mentioned here may not work for VPS or Servers purchased from any other hosting providers.

Linux VPS

  1. Run the below command.
cat /sys/block/xvda1/queue/rotational

Cloud Linux VPS

cat /sys/block/vda/queue/rotational 

Linux VPS at Globla Location

cat /sys/block/xvda/queue/rotational 

If you receive 1 in result, it means disk drive attached is Classic HDD and 0 means disk drive is SSD.

Windows VPS

  1. Open Run in your Windows VPS.

  2. Inside Run, type dfrgui command.

  3. It will open a dialogue box called Optimize Drives. You can find your disk type in the media type option.

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