Windows 10: SSD drive light remains solid does not turn off

Discus and support SSD drive light remains solid does not turn off in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Another day, another format and restore, another problem with Windows 10. So now, what is causing my SSD drive access light to remain on, solid at all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by --tpmtek, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. --tpmtek Win User

    SSD drive light remains solid does not turn off


    Another day, another format and restore, another problem with Windows 10. So now, what is causing my SSD drive access light to remain on, solid at all times yet there isn't any drive access?

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    --tpmtek, Jan 7, 2021
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  2. SSD is reported as "Hard Disk Drive" instead of "Solid Sate Drive" in Windows 10 "Optimise Drives" display,

    Hi,

    I recently cloned my complete Windows 10 installation from a hard drive to a Crucial SSD using the Acronis Cloning software that Crucial supplied. After cloning, I removed the old hard drive and was happy to see that Windows loads fine from the new SDD,
    and everything seemed to be working fine.

    However I have now noticed that the SSD (which is now my 'Drive C:') is still listed as a 'Hard Disk Drive' when I bring up the Defrag and Optimise Drive app and not as "Solid State Drive".

    This is worrying me as I understood that Windows needs to correctly recognise the drive as a solid state drive in order to apply the correct optimisation policies.

    My question is how can I make Wiondows 10 correctly treat the drive as a Solid State Drive?

    Regards

    Dave
     
    DavidWilden, Jan 7, 2021
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  3. Unable to Install Sea Of Thieves on Solid State Drive

    I had Sea of Thieves installed on my harddrive, but the load times were slow so I wanted to switch it to my solid state drive. I took the following steps.

    • Uninstalled Sea of Thieves
    • Navigated to the microsoft store and selected install
    • Selected C: drive (which is my ssd) as the install location
    • After completing the download I get the error: "Couldn't install. We'll retry shortly".
    I've attempted this twice with no luck. It's a large download so it takes a long time to retry, I'm hoping for an easy resolution to get this installed on my C: drive.

    Thank you,

    Josh
     
    JoshuaSmith3, Jan 7, 2021
    #3
  4. BTC55 Win User

    SSD drive light remains solid does not turn off

    Upgrading to a solid state drive

    I am considering upgrading to a Solid State Drive.

    I have two basic questions that I hope someone can help me with.

    • I am running Windows 10 Professional. It was the free upgrade offered for Win 7 users. If I upgrade will I have any problems reinstalling/switching to the new SSD? Is there anything I should be aware of before upgrading?
    • I have upgraded hard drives many times over the years but this is my first Solid State upgrade. In the past I was always upgrading to a larger drive. Drive software always allowed me to clone to a larger drive. This time, I will be using a smaller SSD for
      my operating system, 250 GB. My current Sata drive is 1 Tb. How do I proceed? If I simply install the smaller SSD, how do I get windows 10 on the drive? Do I install my original Windows 7 operating system and upgrade again? Will that work again? Or is there
      a way to get the Win 10 license key and install Win 10 and use that key. If so, how do I get that key.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    BTC
     
    BTC55, Jan 7, 2021
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