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  1. It's all fixed now, and Device Manager and Speccy display the correct identification in both brand and size. A little Device Manager checking (Properties\Events tab) and a tiny bit of registry editing (Friendly Name, where necessary) and it's fine.
  2. Actually, that should read "Windows is LESS confused than I thought, and its memory is longer than mine."
  3. hazelnut, I hadn't thought about the possible effect of previously installed differently branded SSDs on the cloning process. You're absolutely right to wonder, and I'm now wondering why I didn't think of this. I'll absolutely check out the third SSD (without the cloning effect) when I put it into service. Thanks for thinking of this possible explanation for the mis-labelling. If I recall correctly -- and at my advanced age, that's far from a sure thing -- the one that's being called Hajaan is in a computer that originally had a Hajaan-branded SSD as its main disk, and the one that's bein
  4. I agree, and I trust Samsung's verification of the disk. It stands to reason that if Samsung could see any evidence that it's bogus, they'd tell me in no uncertain terms, and urge me to replace it with a genuine Samsung product. I'm a happy camper, enjoying my stellar speeds but just still curious about the on-disk signals that Device Manager and Speccy are reading. After all, Windows doesn't use some magical power to identify your printer, your keyboard, your mouse, your USB drive, or your monitor; it reads the on-device information when you connect those things, if there is any, and labels t
  5. Well, I've installed and begun using one of my new Samsung 870 EVO 250GBs, and things are getting curiouser and curiouser: like the first one, this one is recognized correctly and called genuine by the Samsung Magician software, but this one is called a Hitachi Hajaan SSD by Speccy and by Device manager. I have no idea what's going on here. [Side note]: I had a Kingston 250GB as main disk and an old Sandisk 120GB as second disk on that machine. I used MR to clone the main disk to the new Samsung, then installed the new one and moved the Kingston to the second drive slot after I cloned the
  6. Thanks, Nut. That was an interesting read. There are many electronics products on Amazon.ca marked "[Canada Version]" and for most of them if you read the "small print," you find that all it means is that the US-specific warranty doesn't apply. Fortunately, I'm no more worried about the warranty on a genuine (checked with Samsung and confirmed) Samsung SSD than I am about the warranty on my first COVID shot. Wait a minute. Maybe I'd better think that out again. Dan
  7. Thanks for the observation, Anda. I didn't know that. It does make you wonder exactly why they would produce a country-specific storage device. Seems extremely unlikely that there's anything nefarious going on here. I think Samsung just goofed. We'll see what happens when my new SSDs arrive.
  8. My assumption was that it was simply a mistake: the machinery that was churning out 750-120GBs was just not reset correctly to mark the next batch (the 870-250GBs) as such. OTOH, I do know where assuming gets you. Thanks. P.S.: On the Amazon.ca site where I purchased this disk, there was an odd note in the description: "Canada Version." I've never heard of Samsung or anyone else making a country-specific variety of storage devices, and it occurred to me that maybe the mis-labelled disks were unloaded to the Canadian market on purpose. In fact, I like the performance of this disk so much
  9. I have to wind up this thread by apologizing. I assumed that Speccy was misreading the disk, but it turns out that it was correctly reading the branding that's in the disk (internally). The mistake is Samsung's: Samsung has labelled at least some of its 870 EVO 250GB SSDs as 750 EVO 120GB SSDs, and the Windows Device Manager, the "wmic diskdrive get model,serialNumber,size,mediaType" command, and Speccy are in agreement about the label, even though Speccy has the correct specs listed as "Capacity" and "Real size" for a 250GB disk, and Disk Management has the correct capacity displayed. Samsung
  10. Thanks for the suggestion, JC, Will do.
  11. New 250 GB SSD, verified as genuine by Samsung, but Speccy says it's 750 EVO, when it's really 870 EVO. Other specs software confirms 870. What's up?
  12. Thanks for that affirmation, Alan. It doesn't seem like a cockroach, just a tiny bug like a common ant, but I think it's worth either changing or explaining (if it can't be changed without affecting something else).
  13. The latest version of CCleaner is still wiping out the Firefox Cache folder, not just its contents. Is there some explanation for this? Is there something about the FF Cache folder that makes it necessary to delete the *folder* in order to clean it out?
  14. Sorry to have bothered anyone. I found it as Enable Jumplists in Options. I should read more carefully. Thanks
  15. I had a neat CC shortcut pinned to the Start Menu (Win 7 Pro SP1) that had a flyout that said Tasks at the top, and below that had links to the four categories in the CC window: Cleaner, Tools, etc. I accidentally deleted that shortcut somehow, and have tried to get it back, but with no success. All my various tries at methods of getting a shortcut-with-flyout pinned to the SM have resulted in a plain vanilla shortcut with no flyout. Can someone tell me how to get the fancy shortcut back? (I'm thinking it was probably put there during installation, and I'd get it back if I re-installed, but I'
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