Question re Get-PhysicalDisk

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  • #63980



    I am trying to show healthy physical disks using one of the following

    Get-PhysicalDisk select Status -eg healthy
    Get-PhysicalDisk select status -HealthStatus
    Get-PhysicalDisk select status -healthy

    but I am getting parameter errors in ISE.

    Should I not be using Select?

    Thank you.

  • #63983

    Daniel Krebs

    Hi Steve,

    To filter (only show) healthy disks you'll need to use the Where-Object cmdlet (Where) instead of Select-Object (Select).

    # PowerShell v3.0 and later
    Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object Status -eq 'Healthy'
    Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object { $PSItem.Status -eq 'Healthy' }
    # PowerShell v1.0 and later
    Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object { $_.Status -eq 'Healthy' }

    The purpose of Where-Object is to filter objects passing through the pipeline. Select-Object can be used to select properties of objects passing through the pipeline.

    Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object Status -eq 'Healthy' | Select-Object -Property FriendlyName, Status, Size

    I think it would be best for you to invest your time and to go through the PowerShell Jumpstart on the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

    I hope above helps.

    All the Best,

  • #63986


    Thank you, Daniel

    In PS5 using

    Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object Status -eq 'Healthy'

    I now get no errors.

    Thank you too, for the link. I will browse there now!


    Not sure how I thank you here?

  • #63989

    Daniel Krebs

    Just writing a comment saying "Thank you" as you did is enough here.

    Depending on your mode of learning the book "Learn PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches" is very good and highly recommended, and a great investment. The book is completely applicable to v4 and v5 because these versions only added advanced concepts which wouldn't have been covered in the book anyway.

  • #63992


    Thanks again, I will have a search!

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