Windows 10: How to Define an External Drive as a SSD?

Discus and support How to Define an External Drive as a SSD? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I'm just checking out a new Crucial MX500 SSD drive which will eventually be installed in my desktop PC. I've mounted it in an external SATA caddy for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Steve C, Dec 24, 2020.

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    How to Define an External Drive as a SSD?


    I'm just checking out a new Crucial MX500 SSD drive which will eventually be installed in my desktop PC. I've mounted it in an external SATA caddy for formatting and basic checks which are OK. However, Windows 10 seems sees it is a hard drive since defrag rather than trim is enabled. How do you define the drive as a SSD to Windows?

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    Steve C, Dec 24, 2020
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  2. Is there can a external ssd drive be used as the main OS drive?

    Hi Robert,

    We don't recommend using an external SSD as the main OS drive. You can use an external SSD as the main OS drive, but you need to configure the BIOS of your computer for it to boot the OS from the external SSD. We suggest contacting your computer manufacturer
    for assistance on configuring the BIOS of your computer.

    Let us know if you need anything else. We're here to help.
     
    Martin Bar, Dec 24, 2020
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  3. External drive

    Hi Richard,

    There are several factors that can cause your external drive to not read DVDs even though the system is recognizing the device. This could be caused by a driver that needs to updated or corrupted files. For us to resolve your concern, kindly answer the questions
    below:

    • Just to confirm, the device that is not working properly is a external DVD optical drive?
    • Were there any recent changes or updates installed on your computer?
    • Have you tried to plug the external drive to a different port on your computer?

    As a initial recommendation, we suggest that your run the built in troubleshooter in Windows 10. Kindly refer to the steps below:

    • Type “Troubleshooting” in the Search bar and press Enter.
    • Click on “View All” in the top left corner.
    • This will display the list of troubleshooters which are built-in in the computer. You can click on
      Hardware and Devices from the list and you can run the troubleshooter.

    This will check for common errors that affect hardware on your computer and attempts to correct them.

    We look forward to your response after completing the steps.
     
    Jordan Dom, Dec 24, 2020
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  4. How to Define an External Drive as a SSD?

    External Hard Drive

    I am using a new desktop with Windows 10/Mozilla-Firefox Browser.....

    External Iomega hard drive backup....Model LDHD320-U

    I am having a problem accessing some files in the Iomega backup.

    Problem #1:

    Am not getting the "menu" window that gives all the options with the external hard driv

    The following are the steps that I have taken to use the external hard drive:

    Plug in Iomega external hard drive....

    My Windows "File Explorer" recognizes the hard drive....

    Clicking on the Iomega Drive brings up my file folders....

    Brings up: Administrator

    My name

    Click on "my name"

    Lists: "Desktop"

    "Favorites"

    "My Documents"

    Double Click on "My Documents" brings up total list of those "files"

    Some of the files are "defined" (on left side of list) with pic of a "file" folder.

    Some are defined by, "Adobe Reader" symbol

    Some are defined by, "Word" symbol

    I can open successfully the "Adobe Reader" and "Word" files ok.

    (I have Microsoft Office 2013 installed)
    The others with symbol of a plain file folder produces this small window error:

    "Windows Script Host"
    Code: 800A1391
    Window is undefined

    Tried looking up the error code above and don't understand squat......

    Thank you...

    <Moved to appropriate board>
     
    Bert Canepa, Dec 24, 2020
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