Why my SATA drive is identified as a SCSI device in Device Manager

Why my SATA drive is identified as a SCSI device in Device Manager

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SATA or mSATA drive shows as a SCSI device in Device Manager

Dell customers have reported that Serial ATA (SATA) and mSATA (Mini-SATA) drives are shown as Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) device.

Intel Rapid Storage 12.6 and above classifies all HDDs as SCSI devices

This is working as designed. The system is reporting the storage devices as defined by the Intel Rapid Storage controller driver.

The Intel Rapid Storage driver version 12.6 (Released in March 2013) and newer versions classify all drives as SCSI devices for uniformity. This (and later) versions of the driver also allow for TRIM support (Allows for management of data blocks no longer in use) in SSD drives in RAID 0 arrays and other flexibility in operation of storage devices.

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Article ID: SLN288778

Last Date Modified: 07/24/2015 12:07 PM

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