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Went back from SSD to HDD, windows thinks its still SSD

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Professional x64/Eng

    Went back from SSD to HDD, Windows thinks its still SSD


    Hello,

    My SSD (Intel 60GB) was becoming too small to hold my Windows 8 system partition so I found another use for that SSD and went back to HDD. I transfered whole SSD to HDD with Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013 free, and now the system gladly boots from HDD.

    But Windows 8 is somehow still thinking that they are running on SSD. For example "Optimize Drives" (Ex Windows Defragmenter) shows "Solid State Drive" as media type and probably because it can't access TRIM functions, it is unable to defragment the drive, so it is yelling that "Optimization is not available":
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    How do I convince Windows 8 that they are running from HDD again?

    I have tried to remove this disk from "Disk Drives" in Device Manager, also I removed/reinstalled everything under "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and "Storage controllers" without any success.

    I have no idea what else to do, so I am asking you for help and suggestions.

    Thank you and best regards,
    iks
    Last edited by iks; 08 May 2013 at 04:18.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by iks View Post
    Hello,

    My SSD (Intel 60GB) was becoming too small to hold my Windows 8 system partition so I found another use for that SSD and went back to HDD. I transfered whole SSD to HDD with Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013 free, and now the system gladly boots from HDD.

    But Windows 8 is somehow still thinking that they are running on SSD. For example "Optimize Drives" (Ex Windows Defragmenter) shows "Solid State Drive" as media type and probably because it can't access TRIM functions, it is unable to defragment the drive, so it is yelling that "Optimization is not available":
    Click image for larger version

    How do I convince Windows 8 that they are running from HDD again?

    I have tried to remove this disk from "Disk Drives" in Device Manager, also I removed/reinstalled everything under "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and "Storage controllers" without any success.

    I have no idea what else to do, so I am asking you for help and suggestions.

    Thank you and best regards,
    iks
    I have the same problem after cloning my SSD back to a HDD.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Professional x64/Eng


    Hi,

    You need to Re-run Windows Experience Index assessment and your HDD will be recognized correctly once again...

    I have answered to this question on MS forums: Went back from SSD to HDD, Windows thinks its still SSD - Microsoft Community

    Let me know if this helped you too...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Went back from SSD to HDD, windows thinks its still SSD
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