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Windows 7: Haveing trouble indentifying my suppose 32g SSD on my HP DM4 3090SE


26 Apr 2012   #1

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Haveing trouble indentifying my suppose 32g SSD on my HP DM4 3090SE

is there anyway i can check? also again it didnt come with a manual.

Anyone else have this laptop?

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26 Apr 2012   #2
whs
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Did you look in Disk Management. It is probably hidden (no drive letter).
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26 Apr 2012   #3

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where do I check the disk management?
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26 Apr 2012   #4
whs
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Type disk management into start/search and hit Enter
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26 Apr 2012   #5

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heres what my disk management shows, but i see nothing about a 32g SSD, anyone else know where i can find out?


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26 Apr 2012   #6

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i saw this on another forum by a memeber "
I can confirm the mSATA is a different physical drive (mSATA), I was lucky enough to get one of 32gb. Now, this review states that the mSATA is NOT user-accessible, which is wrong. The mSATA is right next to the RAM memory slots. Looks pretty easy to replace, but I have no idea on compatibility with others mSATA drives.
The laptop comes with this mSATA unit as a cache using Smart Response Technology (SRT) in a RAID with the 500gb drive. It works pretty well.
What's interesting is that its possible to turn off the SDD cache SRT, leaving the mSATA drive as standalone to use it for boot. I already did this and it works wonderful. Worth thinking about upgrading the mSATA, the result will be a laptop with a faster and bigger SSD drive and a normal high capacity hard drive for storage, all in this small package. "

is this recommended to do or should i just forget bout it?
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26 Apr 2012   #7
whs
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Right, it is not there. Looking at the specs I see that they have a 20GB sata (it does not even say SSD). One possibility is that this only serves as a buffer device for the HDD and is not really accessible as a seperate disk - like some of those hybrids.

LOL, there you have the answers. I was just guessing.

PS: I would think that using it as a boot device is a better deal. But you will have to carefully manage the space.
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26 Apr 2012   #8

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yea thats what i thought too and alot of sellers claim Solid state and some say hybrid, but this guy i quited above says it is hidden as a cache useing SRT RAID and can be disabled for faster boot. i have no clue what that means lol anyone?
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26 Apr 2012   #9
whs
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Maybe this helps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Response_Technology

What the guy says is to use the SSD for the OS rather than as a HDD cache/buffer device. That has some merits if your disk activity is mostly in the OS and not in the data.
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26 Apr 2012   #10

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sweet ill just leave it as is, not too tech savy , wish i could at least figure out if i have a SSD but i guess if i cant use it then why should i care lol
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