USB SSD drive seen as HDD in 'Optimize Drive'


4k3or3et

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Hi All,

i having 'WD My Passport SSD' connected via USB to my machine. Despite it is SSD, 'Optimize Drive' sees it as HDD:

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It was not the case on Windows 10.

Anyone has similar issues?
Do we know how to resolve the issue?

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Don't have that issue here with my "external" Samsung T5 SSD drive.

Optimize Drives.jpg

With that, are you sure that WD My Passport is a full SSD drive?

Edit... I just connected my Samsung 840 Pro externally via SATA to USB cable and lo and behold it shows up in Optimize Drives as HDD.

SSD shown a HDD.jpg

Odd considering it's always shown as SSD when connected internally. All I can guess is it must be the cable. That said, my Samsung T5 is also connected externally via USB Type-C cable to the PC, yet it shows SSD, so...

At any rate I'm not losing any sleep over this because I think Windows internally will adjust accordingly.
 
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I don't think it really matters. As long as it works.
 

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You can use attached batch script to optimize SSD drives, all you need is to type the drive letter for the SSD drive when prompted to do so.
 

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You don't need a script for something Windows already does.

And mine says never run because that's the first time I ever used those drives since installing Windows 11.
 

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