Windows Misidentifies C Drive as Solid State Drive - cannot defrag? Solved

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  1.    17 Oct 2015 #11

    Mm, worth researching... and checking for RAID-specific experiences. Maybe you can start a new thread with RAID in the title so people with that expertise will see it?
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  2.    12 Nov 2015 #12

    Same situation here. after upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, only one pair of RAID 0 disks identified as Solid State Drive.

    1st pair: 2 x WD 500 GB SATA 3 > has 4 partitions, all of them identified as "Solid state drive"
    2nd pair: 2 x Seagate 500 GB SATA 3 > has 2 partitions, all of them identified as "Hard disk drive"
    3rd pair: 2 x Seagate 500 GB SATA 2 > has 2 partitions, all of them identified as "Hard disk drive"
    All pairs on the same controller.

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       13 Nov 2015 #13

    See this thread, as they had the same problem and fixed it:
    Solved Win 10 Optimize Drives say I have SSD when in fact it is a HDD - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    02 Sep 2016 #14

    fix SSD incorrectly identified

    I just renamed the disk, under disk properties, General tab, and it correctly identified mine as not an ssd.
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  5.    09 Mar 2017 #15

    Flame Red said: View Post

    Run WinSat formal in elevated command prompt and it rescans the disks and resets the disk back to normal disk drive :)
    Just to say thank you. Initialized HP Laptop and reloaded Windows 10. Within 24 hours Drive F appeared. Would not allow me to optimize it. Ran "WinSat formal" and noticed Drive F was still appearing in Windows Explorer, but as soon as I rebooted, it was gone.
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