Windows 10: Complete SSD and HDD integration

Discus and support Complete SSD and HDD integration in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello guys! My PC, ASUS TUF GAMING FX504, was running slow, so I installed 8 GB more RAM, so the total of RAM is now 16 GB. Then, I also installed a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PolarBear123_456, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Complete SSD and HDD integration


    Hello guys!

    My PC, ASUS TUF GAMING FX504, was running slow, so I installed 8 GB more RAM, so the total of RAM is now 16 GB. Then, I also installed a M.2 SSD (250 GB) from Crucial which is compatible with this computer. It is in complement to my 950 GB HDD which comes shipped with the PC. I used a Windows Media Recovery Tool, the USB thing, to install Windows 10 on my SSD. So now I have installed Windows 10 on my SSD, it works fine (and very fast!) and I've got it all setup. But how should I continue now? Every time I boot up, I get an option to boot up to my HDD or my SSD. If I do the HDD, I get access to my old, slow version of Windows. I want the OS to be on the SSD, the most-used apps on the SSD, and other, not often used, but big, files, on my HDD. How do I do this, should I reformat my HDD and use it as a totally normal drag-and-drop hard drive, or is there a special way to do this?

    Thanks so much for the help!

    :)
     
    PolarBear123_456, Dec 14, 2019
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  2. How to change a HDD being listed as SSD

    Hi Peter,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I will definitely assist you, as per your query.

    Based on the description, please be informed that manually we cannot change the SSD to HDD. However, let’s try running hardware troubleshooter and check if it helps. Follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows + X keys on the keyboard and select Control Panel.

    • Type Troubleshooting in the search bar on the Control Panel.

    • Click on Small icon on the left navigation pane.

    • Click on Troubleshooting and click on
      Hardware and Device.


    • Click on Advanced on the Hardware troubleshooter dialog box and click on Run as administrator (Enter the credentials if required).

    • Click on Next and follow onscreen instruction complete the Hardware troubleshooter.
    If the issue remain the same after hardware troubleshooting, I suggest you to go to BIOS and check what is HDD is listed on BIOS and let us know.

    Hope the above information helps. If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Dec 14, 2019
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  3. 3Colors Win User
    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.


    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond Complete SSD and HDD integration :) Best regards.


    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
     
    3Colors, Dec 14, 2019
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  4. Complete SSD and HDD integration

    External SSD recognized as HDD in Windows 10

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand your query related to External SSD showing as HDD when connected to the PC using USB 3.0 port. For further clarity on the issue, please respond to the questions below.



    1. Have you tried connecting the SSD to any other PC?
    2. Are you using any converter to connect the SSD through USB 3.0 port?
    3. Are you using a RAID configuration?


    I have researched on your query and found that the SSD that you are using is an internal SSD drive, in this case I would suggest you to try updating the Intel Rapid Storage drivers from the

    intel website
    and see if that helps.



    In addition, this issue can occur if the SSD is connected to a SATA controller that is identified as RAID (SCSI). I would suggest you to try connecting the SSD to a SATA port that uses AHCI controller such as Intel SATA controller/chipset.



    Please get back to us with the detailed information to assist you further.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Dec 14, 2019
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