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Windows 7: One SSD Disk appearing as two physical drives (Drive 0 and Drive 1)

06 Oct 2014   #1
Danman78

Windows 7
 
 
One SSD Disk appearing as two physical drives (Drive 0 and Drive 1)

Hello,

I have recently installed a 256GB SSD Hard Drive and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on it. After launching Disk Manager, it appears that Windows thinks this is two seperate physical hard drives (Disk 0 and Disk 1). Disk 0 is 238GB (containing Windows) and Disk 1 is 8.00GB. This disk is unallocated and cannot be initialized. An error message appears "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".

How can I reconfigure this SSD drive so that Windows 7 recognises it as one drive, in its entirety?

Thanks, Dan


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06 Oct 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Hmmm................peculiar.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Was this new SSD the ONLY drive connected at the time you installed Windows and is it the only physical disk currently in the PC?

Are your system specs correct? 7 GB of RAM (?), 1 SSD, 4 HDD?
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06 Oct 2014   #3
Danman78

Windows 7
 
 

The SSD was the only disk connected at the time of installing Windows. I did however, install Windows XP as I only have a Windows 7 Upgrade Disk. The 4 HDD's are currently disconnected. The SSD is the only physical disk in the PC.

The system specs are correct. 8GB RAM (sorry).

Below is a screen shot.

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06 Oct 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd expect a 256 GB drive to have about 93% of that available for use.

93% of 256 is 238.08.

Your disc 1 is very close to that: 238.47.

Which causes me to ask if you have any other drive of any type connected anywhere?

238 plus 8 is 246 and I would NOT expect a 256 GB drive to have that much usable capacity--unless this is some kind of oddball SSD that has a separate 8 GB segment.

What's the brand name and model?
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