Windows 10: Win 10 Optimize Drives say I have SSD when in fact it is a HDD Solved


  1. Posts : 46
    Windows 10 Home 1607 Annv.
       10 Nov 2015 #1

    Win 10 Optimize Drives say I have SSD when in fact it is a HDD


    I was curious to see if my C: drive needed defragmenting so I opened Optimize Drives to find that my C: and partition D: all part of the same HDD are labeled as Solid State Drive but I do not have any . As can be seen from the screenshot The Analyze and Optimize buttons are greyed out. So my question is, is my C: drive being optimized automatically? Why does Optimize Drives says that my C: and D: drives are SSD when in fact they are HDD?
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  2. Posts : 1,178
    Windows 10 Home
       10 Nov 2015 #2

    Hi, scopio. Have you gone into your BIOS and seen how BIOS identifies the disk? Does it correctly identify it?

    ALSO: Give this a try from an elevated (admin) command prompt: winsat formal

    This may reset how Windows assesses that disk.
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  3. Posts : 46
    Windows 10 Home 1607 Annv.
    Thread Starter
       11 Nov 2015 #3

    Word Man said: View Post
    Hi, scopio. Have you gone into your BIOS and seen how BIOS identifies the disk? Does it correctly identify it?

    ALSO: Give this a try from an elevated (admin) command prompt: winsat formal

    This may reset how Windows assesses that disk.
    The BIOS did identify the disks as HDD.
    I seem to have solved my problem with Optimize Drives by setting the Optimize Drives Service to start automatically and it now reports my drives as HDD rather than SSD! Nevertheless I did run winsat formal in elevated (admin) command prompt as you suggested report attached plus screenshots. Drive (H) shown on one of the screenshots is a card reader connected to upload the BIOS picture.

    Thanks for your help.
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  4. Posts : 1,178
    Windows 10 Home
       11 Nov 2015 #4

    You're welcome, scopio. Glad it's sorted!
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 OS X
       12 Jul 2016 #5

    scopio said: View Post
    The BIOS did identify the disks as HDD.
    I seem to have solved my problem with Optimize Drives by setting the Optimize Drives Service to start automatically and it now reports my drives as HDD rather than SSD! Nevertheless I did run winsat formal in elevated (admin) command prompt as you suggested report attached plus screenshots. Drive (H) shown on one of the screenshots is a card reader connected to upload the BIOS picture.

    Thanks for your help.

    What do you mean "Optimize Drives Service to start automatically? I'm still having this issue and I don't even know what winsat is, but it crashes when I attempt to run it.
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  6.    13 Jul 2016 #6

    acarde said: View Post
    What do you mean "Optimize Drives Service to start automatically? I'm still having this issue and I don't even know what winsat is, but it crashes when I attempt to run it.
    Search "services" in Cortana
    Open it
    Find Optimize drives right click on it and properties
    On startup type, change to automatically

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    Here it's set as manual (presumably default value) and isn't even running and no issues, it detects my SSD and my other 3 HDDs properly. Besides you can optimize (trim) a SSD, the button isn't greyed out
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  7. Posts : 46
    Windows 10 Home 1607 Annv.
    Thread Starter
       13 Jul 2016 #7

    acarde said: View Post
    What do you mean "Optimize Drives Service to start automatically? I'm still having this issue and I don't even know what winsat is, but it crashes when I attempt to run it.
    Have a look at these two pages that explain what winsat is;
    winsat formal
    Using WinSAT (Windows)
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