Windows 10: 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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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       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
    Solution!

    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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