New Task Manager Feature Not Working As Advertised in Builds 18898 Through 18975 - 9/12 UPDATE: partially fixed on build 18980

"Disk type now visible in Task Manager Performance tab

A small, but perhaps convenient change — you’ll now be able to see the disk type (e.g. SSD) for each disk listed in Task Manager’s performance tab. This is particularly helpful in cases where you have multiple disks listed, so you can differentiate between them."

How are we suppose to differentiate between HDDs, SDHCs and USBs if they all show up as HDDs?

Obviously we know by the label on top but still this new feature isn't fully functional IMO

Anyone else or am I missing something?

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It should look like the rendered pic below if that's what they meant to achieved

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Not sure Roger, but what I am reading is you have 1 Internal SSD drive, 1 External HDD Drive and 1 Internal SDHC card, similiar to my SDXC card in my Surface Pro which has always been recognized as a HDD.

Correct me if I am wrong.

Edit: What has changed is it now shows SSD and HDD. This is from my main on 17763, you can see the difference clearly. My C drive is SSD, the others are HDD.

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I have 2 internal SSDs

I inserted an SDHC card and connected a USB card reader expecting to be recognized and labeled accordingly, but they show up as HDDs, contrary to what the new feature supposed to do.

That's my understanding unless I'm missing something.

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If Explorer can identify and labeled the drives correctly, Task Manager should show the same per this new feature don't you think? it shows correctly on top, not on the left pane underneath the disks.

It should look like this rendering:

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Perhaps this is a better comparison picture:

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Perhaps this is a better comparison picture:

Your disks are not showing any labels, how is that a better comparison?

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Your disks are not showing any labels, how is that a better comparison?

That's because this pic is from 17763. There are no labels as to what you are showing with 18898. That was the comparison. Must be tired, not sure how I missed 1 SSD entirely in your pic :-)

I do agree with your rendered picture as this is what it should be. Let's just say they are half way there as they are not labelling drives completely, only SSD and HDD. If File Explorer can do this, why not here too.

You have a good point, do a FBH post so they carry on with proper labels for USB drives and SD cards.

Think their only concern so far was to distinguish between internal HDD and SSD as they are now approaching HDD capacity for reasonable cost. Maybe it is in the works for future builds. It is after all only cosmetic. We know what each drive is just by the disk number, capacity and partition letter. A non-tech consumer might not know the difference. Gladly upvote this one.

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My SSD shows like it should I think, if I insert a USB stick it shows as HDD, 

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My SSD shows like it should I think, if I insert a USB stick it shows as HDD

That's exactly the point I'm trying to make, it should show as USB not HDD.

My SSDs and HDDs show correctly as well, not so my SDHC, USB drive or USB card reader.

A whole new build for something that isn't even working properly? pfff!

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Mine shows correctly except that I have an SSD on which I install insider builds. This SSD is shown as HDD. This is, I guess, because this SSD is an early sample of SSDs from early 2010. It has no trim support. It is branded as OCS Colossus 3.5" disk, the size of a normal HDD. 

The other SSDs ( Q: and unlabeled ) are of second generation from late 2012 and have trim support.

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Mine shows correctly except that I have an SSD on which I install insider builds. This SSD is shown as HDD.

How does it show in Explorer? if it shows as HDD, I wouldn't have any complains about it.

It's the other types of drives that I have a problem with. If Explorer can identify and label them correctly, so should Task Manager, not only on top but on the left pane as well.


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Have you go a feedback link for it?
Windows 10 and 11 Insider Page - https://insider.windows.com/en-us/

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