Why Would Windows Think an HDD is an SSD?


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    Why Would Windows Think an HDD is an SSD?


    I recently changed an SSD for a large HDD, but Windows still seems to think that the new drive is an SSD. Does anyone know why this has happened and what I should do to correct the problem?
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @davefaz,

    davefaz said:
    I recently changed an SSD for a large HDD, but Windows still seems to think that the new drive is an SSD. Does anyone know why this has happened and what I should do to correct the problem?
    Out of interest can you post a screen shot of Disk Management.

    Upload => How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums.

    I hope this helps!
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    Hi, the answer here seemed to work:
    hard drive - I cloned my SSD to a HDD, but Windows still thinks its solid state - Super User

    Did you in fact clone your SSD to the HDD?
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Is it by chance a hybrid disk? Some hybrids may report as SSD's or be mistaken for such.
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    davefaz said:
    I recently changed an SSD for a large HDD, but Windows still seems to think that the new drive is an SSD. Does anyone know why this has happened and what I should do to correct the problem?
    Why do you think Windows still seems to think that the new drive is an SSD?

    Despite a SSD has no moving parts, a SSD is almost treated the same way as it's also divided in clusters.
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    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    What's the make and model of the new HDD?

    That could end some speculation.
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