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ssd 1.0.0

Solid-State Drive Checker

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A tiny, but effective, Solid-State Drive checker for Python.

Working on Windows, macOS and linux.


Type in your command shell with *administrator/root* privileges:

pip install ssd

In Unix-based systems, this is generally achieved by superseding the command sudo.

sudo pip install ssd

If the above commands fail, consider installing it with the option –user:

pip install --user ssd

If in your system missing the command pip, but you’re sure you have installed the Python Interpreter and the package setuptools (>=20.8.1), you can try to install pySSD from the sources, in this way:

  1. Get the latest tarball of the source code in format ZIP or TAR.
  2. Extract the downloaded archive.
  3. From the extracted path, launch the command python install.


Import in your script the module sdd and call its function is_ssd.

from ssd import is_ssd


Return value will be True if the drive, where the given path is located, was recognized as SSD, otherwise False.

Note: Ramdisks are always recognized as SSD under Windows.

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