SSDs detected as CF?

  1. badrobot's Avatar
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    SSDs detected as CF?


    I have 5 drives installed on my PC (1 HDD and 4 SSDs, the rest are just partitions). I am just wondering what does CF means on 2 of the SSDs. Does it stand for "compact flash"? How to fix this? Or should I just leave it alone?

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  2. Wynona's Avatar
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    Hi Robot!

    I just installed a 240 GB SSD today and have installed Windows 10 on it.

    I looked at the Disk Manager and found nothing out of the ordinary . . . well, maybe I did . . . I don't see anything telling me I have an SSD drive!

    Edit:

    I think I'm still using the old BIOS, rather than UEFI.
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    All I can think of is to ask where they are connected on your system, and then you might check the Policies tab on their properties in Device Manager and compare them to the others.

    They are all formatted in NTFS??
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  4. badrobot's Avatar
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    Wynona said:
    Hi Robot!

    I just installed a 240 GB SSD today and have installed Windows 10 on it.

    I looked at the Disk Manager and found nothing out of the ordinary . . . well, maybe I did . . . I don't see anything telling me I have an SSD drive!

    Edit:

    I think I'm still using the old BIOS, rather than UEFI.
    Hi. It's not on Disk Management. It's just from File Explorer view.
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  5. badrobot's Avatar
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    Saltgrass said:
    All I can think of is to ask where they are connected on your system, and then you might check the Policies tab on their properties in Device Manager and compare them to the others.

    They are all formatted in NTFS??
    All 4 SSDs are formatted as NTFS and all are working fine when individually selected to boot up the OS installed on it. There's no performance issue. It's just bothering to see how the 2 SSDs appear on file explorer while the other 2 looks fine. Not sure if this is a bug that should get reported.
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  6. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Those 2 drives connected to a SATA RAID controller? They may not be in a RAID array but that controller may have a different chipset/driver or something? Some motherboards have dedicated RAID SATA ports versus all the ports supporting RAID. The easy way to tell is if those ports on the motherboard are a different color from the others.
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  7. CountMike's Avatar
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    Are those 2 volumes dynamic by any chance ?
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  8. badrobot's Avatar
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    CountMike said:
    Are those 2 volumes dynamic by any chance ?
    Hi Guys, Sorry for late reply on this. I think @alphanumeric nailed it. Those 2 drives are attached on SATA RAID controller card that I installed on PCIe slot. I think I have nothing to worry about it but I also think that MS should look into this matter. If a drive is connected via SATA interface, it should never be detected as a compact flash or SD card. One time some of my hard drives were also detected as memory stick and MMC. This never happened on Windows 7 which also runs on the same machine.

    Thanks for the input!

    Cheers!
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  9. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    I think that has to do with the drivers in use. I've seen people asking why their hard drives show up as hot swappable (eSATA) when they were connected internally to SATA ports on the motherboard. Updating the drivers would often fix it. Disclaimer, if everything is working OK, you may just want to leave it alone. it all depends on how much the CF bothers you.
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