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Windows 7: SSD not recognized by Win 7


10 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
SSD not recognized by Win 7

It is recognized as a standard HD (indexing on, defrag enabled, yada, yada)

This is a brand new machine I just built today, why didn't Windows recognize the drive as an SSD? Should I try a reinstall? Is there someway on installation to tell Windows that the drive is an SSD? Windows also made a 100MB partition, I noticed on install.

Drive is a an Intel X25-M 80GB SSD, Windows reports drivers are up to date.


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10 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you reviewed the motherboard manual to verify you have the correct BIOS settings?
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10 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I tried IDE and AHCI modes. I don't see away to check if TRIM is enabled, even though its a pretty bleeding edge Mobo, I just don't see it there. I also have followed several of the sticky threads in "SSD Tweaks & Optimizations" to the letter, as given here on 7forums. Thanks for posting those, by the way . But even after 6 different installs/reinstalls doing various things, the SSD is just a regular drive to Windows 7. I sort of gave up and went through the "old school" way of tweaking and disabling all of the things that Windows 7 shouldn't do on an SSD. Would be nice if Windows 7 just saw it as an SSD from the start. This is an all-new build, new mobo, new proc, new ssd, new graphics, everything is well qualified for Windows 7. I don't get it.
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11 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1
 
 

im not sure but i think windows only detects it once you run the wei thing once?
but then i did all the manual tweaks ect myself to when i installed the ssd as i did not know about how well windows recognize SSD.

as for "I don't see away to check if TRIM is enabled"

Run > Cmd: type in
fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify

If it returns that DisableDeleteNotify = 0, then TRIM is enabled
if DisableDeleteNotify = 1, then TRIM is disabled

also what driver are you using with the intel? the new Intel Driver is really good. id say a lil better then the Microsoft Default driver.
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