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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #41

    Code:
     wmic diskdrive get Name, Manufacturer, Model, InterfaceType, MediaType, SerialNumber
    from command prompt or powershell

    "wmic diskdrive get Name, Manufacturer, Model, InterfaceType, MediaType, SerialNumber"

    Give that a try
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  2. Posts : 300
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       #42

    steve108 said:
    Code:
     wmic diskdrive get Name, Manufacturer, Model, InterfaceType, MediaType, SerialNumber
    from command line

    "wmic diskdrive get Name, Manufacturer, Model, InterfaceType, MediaType, SerialNumber"

    Give that a try
    Where do I enter that? ty :)
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  3. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #43

    This one is better: "wmic diskdrive get Name,Model,SerialNumber,Size,Status"

    Run it from a command prompt or powershell - either will work @Vellaura
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #44

    Vellaura said:
    Where do I enter that?

    In a Command Prompt.
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  5. Posts : 300
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       #45

    @Paul Black ​Well hello there! and ty :)

    Fujitsu SSD128GB ATA Device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 YTAJ13161646 128034708480 OK
    ST1000DM003-1SB102 ATA Device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 Z9A30PXL 1000202273280 OK
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  6. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #46

    I know you'll want other parameters too @Vellaura
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...in32-diskdrive

    They all don't work
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  7. Posts : 17,962
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #47

    steve108 said:

    Here is a brief list using wmic => Command Sample: wmic DISKDRIVE
    Here is a more advanced list using wmic => WMIC.exe

    There are obviously MANY Parameters and Aliases that can be incorporated into the Command.

    I hope this helps.
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       #48

    Vellaura said:
    My Mobo is a Asus Rampage 3 Formula, very old mobo, pretty sure it doesn't have UEFI, so that could be why.
    There's a modded BIOS available for this mobo.
    Forum - [OFFER] ASUS Rampage III Formula MOD Bios 0903

    One interesting feat with this old mobo is that, if you hook up the SSD and HDD to the red ports, the Marvell 9128 SATA RAID Controller will let you use a portion of the SSD's storage capacity for caching the HDD. Enabling this feature won't destroy data already present on them. During boot, when the Marvell controller shows on the boot screen, press CTRL + M to enter the Marvell BIOS. This feature is called Hyper Duo. It lets you specify what data will be cached. So, you could decide to let it cache only those specific parts of data that otherwise would slow down the responsiveness of Windows and of those specific software apps and/or data that you want to be read much faster compared to it being read from the HDD instead. A minor caveat is that you won't see much improvement (if any) in write speeds of the cached files, though.

    As others have stated, you might also be interested in learning how to make the best use of hard links and junctions.
    Link Shell Extension
    To be able to make the best use of hard links and junctions in concert with Hyper Duo, just move Windows from the SSD, back onto the HDD. You'll gain the real benefit of not having to fit your entire Windows installation on your SSD, which matters a lot because your SSD is only 128GB. The downside is you'd have to figure out which parts of Windows you'd want to be cached by Hyper Duo, and which parts of Windows you'd want to move onto the SSD by using hard links and junctions.
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  9. Posts : 5,897
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #49

    Vellaura said:
    @sygnus21 yeah your right, i can be a bit of a worry wart, I just like to know whats going on and feel in control is all. Knowledge is power right?
    When I built my first computer in 1998, I tweaked, poked, and monitored everything in Windows. I still build, my current build being done in 2019, but over the years I've learned that Windows and hardware has gotten so much better that all that poking and tweaking isn't necessary, and done the wrong way can actually hinder.

    For me, I've moved from being the total control freak to letting Windows manage itself. Sure, I do a few settings change here and there, and still manage my driver installs, but for the most part I let Windows manage itself. I have a lot less headaches and a bit more peace now.

    This is coming from a system builder and gamer

    My two cents.
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  10. Posts : 300
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       #50

    @steve108

    What doesn't all work? :O

    @Paul Black

    Was that information not enough?

    @hdmi

    Hey mate! I appreciate the help and info, I really do but the last thing I want to do is mess around with the BIOS, especially one that is modded. Updating the BIOS is already a procedure that is incredibly scary for me aha, everything is stable right now and playing around with something like that just feels incredibly risky. I mean if i was experiencing some kind of issues and exhausted all my options then I would definetely consider something like that. In any case, I appreciate you trying to help. :)

    My SSD and HDD are both hooked up to the red ports, I did this specifically because apparently they are faster transfer ports? That as far as my computer knowledge got me aha.

    Honestly as I said, everything is going quite well, I have all my main C drive programs all installed with 80+ gigs to spare so still plenty of space left. To be honest, all that information about accessing the Marvel BIOS and everything is incredibly daunting. I don't wanna fix what ain't broken, so to speak. Especially with Marvel, I tried updating the drivers once and it broke my whole windows. However, I appreciate the info and will refer to it if i ever decide to do something like that. Not sure how incredibly important it is and whether its super worth it as well. :)

    @sygnus21

    For me, I've moved from being the total control freak to letting Windows manage itself. Sure, I do a few settings change here and there, and still manage my driver installs, but for the most part I let Windows manage itself. I have a lot less headaches and a bit more peace now.

    This is coming from a system builder and gamer

    My two cents.
    I agree absolutely, at the end of the day, we are the architects of our own destruction, are we not? aha, better to just let the water flow as it does.

    I guess when you've had so many problems happen back to back, like I have, you can't help but be a little paranoid, but in time, all will be well :) All this hard work, now its time for me to have fun.
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