How to detect if a disk is an SSD

Alexandre L. axelbsd at
Thu Dec 1 11:28:17 UTC 2016

Le Jeudi 1 décembre 2016 12h14, Stefano Garzarella <s.garzarella at> a écrit :
Hi guys,
we are using FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE and we need to check via software if the
disk connected to our remote machine is SSD or not.

Is there any way (sysctl, etc) to get this information?


Best Regards,
Stefano Garzarella

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Hi Stefano,

You can use this command : 

# camcontrol identify ada0

Then check these lines : 
media RPM
Data Set Management (DSM/TRIM)


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