Why does my SSD detect me as an HDD?

Hello, I just installed Manjaro on my laptop, the truth is that it is my first time installing a Linux distribution for everyday use. My problem is that at startup my SSD does not detect me as an HDD and I want to know if this affects my computer or how I can solve it. I recently updated the Bios but it wasn’t fixed with that.


There is no substance in your post.
No information that anyone could go on.

None of us can see what you can see.

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Sorry, I tried to upload an image only to get the following error:

An error occurred: Sorry, you can’t insert media into a post.

possibly because you are not a HDD

That is not an error … we don’t adore screenshots


So I don’t know why it won’t let me upload images or links. I hope you can see it, you just need to remove the spaces

https:// imgur .com /a/bFID5eT

If the installer cannot recognize your system disk - it may be firmware (bios) settings.

Please check your firmware.

Disable software RAID and set disk device mode to AHCI.

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New users can’t do that - and pictures are not useful anyway in most cases.

post your link formatted as text:

for instance

There are formatting options beyond just copy/paste here …

it is detected as an nvme drive by the looks of it in your photos

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This is the long version:

Welcome to Manjaro! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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I appreciated that clarification; even if nobody else did.


Hello Sam,
You did some spelling mistakes:

Why does my SSD detect me as an HDD?

I would say you are a human and not a Hard Drive Disk. :smile:

Only Terminal output with a inxi command will let us judge about your installation, we don’t have a super power like Dr. Strange or Gandalf and can’t teleport around your PC. :mage:

I took that as a well meant sarcastic comment. :grinning:

Then you might wish to re-evaluate the meaning of sarcasm.:slight_smile:
It was more an acknowledgement of an observation.

Now we have an explanation-according-to-@Kobald to clear things up;
so everything is finally as it should be in Middle Earth.

… or that

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