Windows 10: Brand new WD Blue SN550 designated a Generic disk

Discus and support Brand new WD Blue SN550 designated a Generic disk in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I bought a bigger nvme ssd drive to upgrade my storage capacity and plan to put the original aside as the back-up. I used Macrium Reflect to clone my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Mal Capone, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Brand new WD Blue SN550 designated a Generic disk


    I bought a bigger nvme ssd drive to upgrade my storage capacity and plan to put the original aside as the back-up.

    I used Macrium Reflect to clone my existing drive to the new one using an external nvme enclosure for the new one. The clone completed without issue, but one thing I noticed was that Macrium Reflect designated the new drive as a generic disk. I have since found that both Windows 10 and the Western Digital Dashboard say the same thing - Generic disk.

    I am hoping that the external nvme enclosure (Mokin brand) is the problem and once the disk is swapped into the laptop it will be recognised. I am worried though that the disk itself may have a fault and swapping it into my computer could cause some issues.

    Any ideas or opinions are appreciated.

    Cheers

    :)
     
    Mal Capone, Mar 25, 2021
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  2. cdawall Win User

    WD Purple or Blue?

    Agreed one of the most common failed drives I get into the shop are failed WD Blues or any of the 500GB slim 2.5" drives. Brand doesn't matter on those.
     
    cdawall, Mar 25, 2021
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  3. Frick Win User
    WD Purple or Blue?

    I assume these are new blues, the ones I have are good. Pretty speedy and low noise.
     
    Frick, Mar 25, 2021
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  4. newtekie1 Win User

    Brand new WD Blue SN550 designated a Generic disk

    WD Purple or Blue?

    My suggestion, avoid the Blues at all costs. I wouldn't trust my data on a WD Blue if WD was paying me to use it.
     
    newtekie1, Mar 25, 2021
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