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Samsung Solid State SATA drive shows as SCSI

Have a W540 with the Samsung MZ7TE512HMHP-0001L SATA Solid State drive.  Noticed after one of the updates from either MS or Lenovo, the driver changed to a SCSI driver, and the performance has slowed.  It now shows a 6.3 on the windows experience, vs the 7.6 it did before.  I haven't seen a SCSI drive in years and doubt that is what is rockin in this workstation.


Things I have tried:

1. Update driver (says I have the correct driver)

2. Run Lenovo Support utilites


Suggestions welcome

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Re: Samsung Solid State SATA drive shows as SCSI

Hello and welcome,


You got me wondering, and sure enough all 3 of my drives show as SCSI.  I don't recall how they were tagged before.  This is on a whitebox i7 desktop, so no Lenovo involvement.


Ran windows  experience and the drive performance is unchanged (7.9) from the last run in 2013.  Primary drive is a Crucial m4.


Something may have messed up your drive performance but there's likely more to it than the "SCSI" indication.


Sorry for the non-information but maybe it narrows your search a little,


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