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Windows 7: New SSD appears as "Disk drive" in device manager

11 Oct 2015   #1
vassock

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
New SSD appears as "Disk drive" in device manager

New SSD (running Windows 7) appears as "Disk drive" in device manager, while other drives appear as their product numbers (ST..., WDC...). It's a Crucial BX100 SSD. Can this cause any problems? Is it ok to leave as is? Appears the SSD is already upgraded to the newest firmware.

This is a clone from an HDD, by the way, using Clonezilla.

Another question: do I need to change any Windows 7 options/install any other drives to ensure the system handles to SSD correctly?


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11 Oct 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please post this image here
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And also use the link above my signature to Fill in your system spec's page.
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11 Oct 2015   #3
vassock

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

See attached.


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11 Oct 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'm more interested why it's disk 1 and not disk 0 :/
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11 Oct 2015   #5
vassock

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I don't know. What determines that? Is it the way it's hooked up to the MOBO? Does it matter?
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12 Oct 2015   #6
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello!

Is the SSD the clone of the older drive, that is now Disk 0? Do you have any problems with the SSD or using the OS from it?

You could take a look at this topic from sevenforums, about the numeration of drives:
OS disk not disk 0

Can you boot into the SSD without the older HDD? For some reason the Device Manager can't read the SSD correctly.

CK_WD
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12 Oct 2015   #7
vassock

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes, it is a clone. I have no problems with the SSD that I can notice. Just a slightly higher speed, but not much higher since this is a SATAII MOBO. Yes, I can boot even if this drive is the only SSD/HDD drive connected. In fact, in the past I got a blue screen if I tried to boot into the SSD with the old HDD connected due to drive signature collision. This has been fixed by connecting the old HDD AFTER windows loads and "Onlining" it in device manager. The old HDD has been formatted: no data at all as far as I can tell.

The only "problem" is the SSD appears as "Disk drive" in device manager unlike the other drives. No idea why. No other symptoms are present as far as I can tell.
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21 Oct 2015   #8
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If the old HDD has been formatted, how come it still shows its old partitions which have basically been cloned on to the SSD?

If the SSD performs fine that is good. Make sure you have a back up of your data from the SSD, just in case. Check the SSD's health using a software for that.

Then reset the CMOS battery - carefully pull the CMOS for about 15-20 seconds then put it back on place. Then press the power button of the PC for 15 seconds to discharge any remaining power stored in the capacitors. By discharging the power, the CMOS memory will reset, therefor should reset the BIOS. If the Device Manager can't read the SSD correctly but everything else with it is fine, there must be a reason so see if the BIOS reset will help.

Otherwise, if it doesn't help, and you don't have performance issues, then just keep regular back ups and continue using it.

CK_WD
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21 Oct 2015   #9
vassock

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

In the image is a brand new partition. See how free space is 100%?

The BIOS reads the drive as it's part number, just like all the other drives. It's in Windows that it shows up as "Disk drive." Regardless, this is a somewhat dated motherboard and I don't want to screw around with the CMOS battery when there is no immediate need to do so. In fact, even in Windows 7 I get the correct hardware ID, which the detail box of the device manager lists as the part number followed by firmware version. It looks like Windows just decided not to name the disk as such.
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21 Oct 2015   #10
vassock

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Okay, I fixed it. Problem was due to having Intel Matrix Console installed. Once I uninstalled that from control panel, which also uninstalled the associated driver, Windows rebooted and installed the driver for the SSD, which now appears with its part number like the other disk drives. I will now try to install an updated version of that software.

Oh, and computer management shows it as Disk 0 now.
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