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ASUS Vivobook s550CB SSD unallocated after reset

speedmcglory

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I have ASUS vivobook s550cb with windows 8 in it (OEM). It has 1 TB HDD+24GB SSD. Previously, before I reset all drives in this laptop with the OEM OS, the SSD seems to be fully allocated. After reset, the SSD is offline and unallocated. Though, I have made it online in GPT disk, it is still unallocated. How can I utilize the SSD back to its previous condition? I have read all instructions in several forums and I can't seem t find solutions.
FYI, I have not installed anything yet in this laptop after reset.
Here is the disk management status:
diskmgmt.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTek COMPUTER INC./S550CB
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GT 740M

KYHI

Well-Known Member
Pro User
right click the drive and select format..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

speedmcglory

New Member
right click the drive and select format..
I want to use it as a caching drive, instead of storing files. How can I do it? I have followed the instruction from GUIDE Install ExpressCache for SSD Caching - Acer Community
I did the express cache only, though I have intel rapid start installed from the default. So, the partition in the SSD is all primary partition without hibernated partition. The process was successfully done. However, the ECCmd -info does not showing any caching statistic as I imagine it would be, the result is:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Ricky>ECCmd -info
ExpressCache Command Version 1.0.100.0
Copyright⌐ 2010-2012 Condusiv Technologies.
Date Time: 4/11/2015 2:10:10:573 (RICKY #10)

and disk management shows that the space is not used at all, 22.36 GB capacity and 22.36 GB free in that volume.
The question is, am I doing it wrong or there should be other step or process that I need to do?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTek COMPUTER INC./S550CB
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GT 740M

Chillywinter

New Member
I want to use it as a caching drive, instead of storing files. How can I do it? I have followed the instruction from GUIDE Install ExpressCache for SSD Caching - Acer Community
I did the express cache only, though I have intel rapid start installed from the default. So, the partition in the SSD is all primary partition without hibernated partition. The process was successfully done. However, the ECCmd -info does not showing any caching statistic as I imagine it would be, the result is:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Ricky>ECCmd -info
ExpressCache Command Version 1.0.100.0
Copyright⌐ 2010-2012 Condusiv Technologies.
Date Time: 4/11/2015 2:10:10:573 (RICKY #10)

and disk management shows that the space is not used at all, 22.36 GB capacity and 22.36 GB free in that volume.
The question is, am I doing it wrong or there should be other step or process that I need to do?
Best idea is to unplug it and throw it away or use it as a USB storage device in an external housing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

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