SSD "Detection" without WEI?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Puremin0rez, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Senior Member

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    Since WEI has been "killed" in Windows 8.1, how do we get Windows to recognize an SSD? Does it do it by itself now?

    I've always had to run a WEI test to get Windows to recognize I was using an SSD (for defrag and whatnot).
     
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  2. S_A_S

    S_A_S MDL Member

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    SSD was reconized since W7 (that i know of, didn't use a ssd before that), WEI was nothing more than a indication on how (and what) to improve hardware wise.
     
  3. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    run winsat formal from cmd admin
     
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  4. S_A_S

    S_A_S MDL Member

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    Thanks man, but i don't need WEI to remind me that my netbook sucks, i know it does :biggrin:
     
  5. Marko93

    Marko93 MDL Novice

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    It is recognized automatically.

    In order to be sure, run Windows Defragmenter, and look under "Media Type". SSDs would be listed as "Solid State Drive", while HDD would be listed as "Hard Disk Drive".
     
  6. shot²

    shot² MDL Novice

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    WEI is still there, but "hidden". WinSAT runs after initial setup, as part of the first "Maintenance" task. You can easily check it in the Task Manager, looking at the processes...
     
  7. Enigma256

    Enigma256 MDL Senior Member

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    Detection is not--and had never been--done by benchmark.

    It's been said (though unconfirmed) that SSDs are identified by their reporting 0 for the rotation speed.
     
  8. Nicky31

    Nicky31 MDL Member

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    #8 Nicky31, Sep 17, 2013
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    My ssd work's fine and very fast .... Also you do all know that WEI was a marketing thing and held very little value, right?
     
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