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HP ENVY 17t-j100
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a HP ENVY 17t-j100 that has a 24GB ADATA SSD Accelerator/Cache, where I recently replaced the 1TB 5400 rpm HDD w/ and 1TB SSD drive. I've read that in this case, the SSD Accelerator/Cache is useless now that I have an SSD drive. 

My question is, what exactly should I do to the SSD Accelerator?
Do I do nothing and Windows 10 is smart enough not to use it?
Do I need to disable via software?  If so, how?
Do I need to physically remove it from the laptop?  I'm a bit hesitant to remove it as it's not accessible via the 'Service Cover', and would require more dis-assembly.  

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Hi!, @HenryYong :

Your notebook, is … https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-17-j100-Leap-Motion-QE-Notebook-PC-series/6629116/model...

The Generic Maintenance ans Service Manual or Guide, is … http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04091762

You only can install ...

Dual hard-drive configurations:

● 2TB: (1-TB 5400-rpm x 2)

● 1500GB: (750-GB 5400-rpm x 2)

Solid-state drive Only configured with system memory up to 8 GB:

● 32-GB mSATA (select models only)

● 24-GB mSATA (select models only)

I hope this helps. OandP-Engine (Technical Advisor).
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Sorry, I don't think you understand my question. I was not asking what I can install.

What I'm asking is "How to disable the 24-GB mSATA SSD cache/drive/accelerator?". Can I disable it w/ just software alone or do I need to physically remove the drive as well.  

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Its not doing any harm where it is. Windows will not use it unless you intentionally put something on there and then intentionally access it. Windows will not store programs or anything like that on it. You can actually format it and use it as a storage disk if you wish. Maybe store pictures or music there. 24 gigs I know is smaller than a thumb drive these days but this storage is much faster than a usb thumb drive. I used to use mine as kind of a scratch disk by putting video on there for editing. You can also physically remove it or just delete the partition on it so it does not show up as a drive in Windows Explorer. 

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Thank you for the reply.

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