Windows 10: How does a combined 256GB SSD and 1TB SATA HDD work together?

Discus and support How does a combined 256GB SSD and 1TB SATA HDD work together? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm thinking of getting a new laptop and noticed that you can get a smallish SSD hard drive with a large 1TB normal hard drive with some laptops. I've... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Autobahn, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Autobahn Win User

    How does a combined 256GB SSD and 1TB SATA HDD work together?


    I'm thinking of getting a new laptop and noticed that you can get a smallish SSD hard drive with a large 1TB normal hard drive with some laptops.

    I've normally had a normal large hard drive on my laptops and was wondering what would happen when installing programs and saving large files etc.?

    I didn't have to think about it before, but would I have to constantly think about transferring large files to the 1TB hard drive?

    I'm thinking it might be best to just to stick to a normal large hard drive like I've had before.

    :)
     
    Autobahn, Sep 8, 2019
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  2. RPB57 Win User

    SATA HDD recognised as SSD

    Hi. My SATA HDD is recognised as a SSD and Windows 10 will not perform defragmentation on it as a result; which I appreciate. I've tried many of the prescribed procedures mentioned on forums but to no effect. I'm pretty convinced that the problem lies
    in the fact I have installed a SSD in my machine. Windows is recognising the correct size of my SATA HDD however and the SSD isn't showing up quite rightly as its Linux formatted. Using a third party defragmentation program exactly the same problem occurs,
    however I was able to defragment my C drive using it as it just warned against it and didn't prohibit me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
    RPB57, Sep 8, 2019
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  3. RPB57 Win User
    SATA HDD recognised as SSD

    Just occurred to me. Could it be that the primary boot drive is the Linux SSD. I've got a feeling this could

    be the problem. I'm not sure how to configure Windows 10 to boot from the SATA HDD. I will try reinstalling the drivers and look into the BIOS but would appreciate your take on my suggestion.
     
    RPB57, Sep 8, 2019
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  4. How does a combined 256GB SSD and 1TB SATA HDD work together?

    SSD VS HDD Drives

    Update:

    I just now finished setting up my new system with a 256gb PCIe SSD (Boot) drive and a 1tb SATA HHD (Data) drive. And I must admit, the system Really Fly's with the SSD. So far, I'm very Impressed and satisfied with the performance and speed.
     
    Leprechaun J, Sep 8, 2019
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