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Wrong media type in windows. Change “hard disk drive” to “solid state drive” with one simple command


Note: These instructions are only valid for the C: drive

With Windows Server 2016 I had problems with the correct detection of the hard disk type. Windows keeps an SSD on the RAID controller for a normal hard drive and not for a solid state hard drive. The type of the hard disk is easy to see in the defragmention tool of Windows:

If a hard disk is not recognized as SSD, this has serious consequences. These hard drives are defragmented, reducing performance and lifetime. In addition, many optimized parameters for SSDs are not applied.

A simple “winsat diskformal” command in a command prompt with administrator rights is enough to re-discover the type of disk:

After the benchmark disk is identified:

This should work with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 R2


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6 comments on “Wrong media type in windows. Change “hard disk drive” to “solid state drive” with one simple command

  1. Hi,
    I tried winsat formal, winsat diskformal, winsat disk -drive E, but my second ssd is still showing as a HDD. Is there a way to force windows to handle it as a ssd ?

  2. This fixed for me the SSD on drive C: BUT on drive D: i have also SSD that didn’t fix it. Any solution ???

        1. Thanks for the help but didn’t help. Still says HDD. As for the first SSD before i come here i try other method that work, then i came here to find for the second SSD. The first time i tried and worked the: winsat formal

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