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How do I change an SSD usage from "Retired" to "Auto-Select"?

The reason I have this question is because I am trying to get Windows to recognize an SSD in Disk Partition in order to make it a storage device. The physical disk shows up in Device Manager and Storage Pool as well as on Powershell. Someone who had a similar issue to mine used Powershell to reset the physical disk to "Auto Select" usage so that windows would recognize it. Any help would be appreciated. This is the link I was using: https://linustechtips.com/topic/1260309-nvme-ssd-not-recognized-in-disk-management-but-recognized-in-device-manager/

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Hi,
We are looking forward to your reply and ready for help.

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Hi,
We haven't heard from you for several days, any update?

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Hi,
Thank you for posting your query. According to your description, you may follow the steps with powershell and generally fix this. Have you tried this way? Is there something wrong with this solutionn?

Open PowerShell in admin mode (PowerShell ISE is better)

To get the names of the disks, type the following command:
Get-PhysicalDisk
To get the names of the virtual disks, type the following command:
Get-Virtual-Disk
First mark the disk you want to remove as "retired" by the following command:
Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName 'PhysicalDiskXX' -Usage Retired
Now your disk is mark to be removed. You need to rebuild each of your virtual disks with the following command:
Repair-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName 'My Virtual Disk'
You can monitor the progression of the process by typing the following command:
Get-StorageJob
Once everything is done, just remove the disk from the pool with this command:
Remove-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName 'PhysicalDiskXX'

Best Regards,
Grace

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Ok, so I've been having problems trying to get my original disks to be healthy by my NAS/Microsoft server and did not want to lose archived data. I had already changed the usage of 2 disks to Retired but was able to get them reconized by the OS again. They are able to be used and are in Healthy Oper Status however the Usage is still Retired.
I was able to use this to be able to change them from Retired to Auto-Select again. For some reason, the PS command does not recognize auto-select but instead autoselect without the dash.

Command - set-physicaldisk -friendlyname 'PhysicalDisk5' -Usage AutoSelect

I had 2 disks this way and reversed the Usage to be Auto-Select on both. I believe these are just comment fields.

I am able to mount my virtual disk now. I have the 2 disks that these above replaced that I will retire and remove 'Lost Communication' and finally remove from the Pool. Hope this helps because it's not been easy for me and losing data was not an option.



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