1. pintree3's Avatar
    If I run defrag (or other things) windows thinks that my BarraCuda 2TD (ST2000DM008-2FR102 ) HDD is an SSD. I wrote to Seagate and at 1st they made me replace it with a new one. That did nothing. They also told me to run ''winsat formal'' (I don't know how they thought this would do anything) and finally they said it is a Windows problem?
    Is it?
    I am wondering how we can fix this problem if it is indeed a Windows problem. Obviously if it is a HDD it can be (and should be defragment and if an SSD to optimize it. There is a reason why these 2 processes are not the same and it bothers me to have to use one system whereby it is the other system that needs to be used.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

    [Win10 Pro has the latest update, CPU is AMD Ryzen 7 3700X]
    06-01-2020 12:09 PM
  2. me just saying's Avatar
    nothing to do with the os. guessing it is because the drives are using SMR disks. There has been a lot of press about this lately.
    06-01-2020 12:22 PM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I agree with the above. Windows just reads the disc as the manufacturer intends it to.
    06-03-2020 06:38 AM

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