Windows 11 guest sees my disks as HDDs instead of SSDs

In the VM, it sees the both storage devices as HDD instead of SSD.

Here’s the config of my disks:

OS drive:

<disk type="file" device="disk">
  <driver name="qemu" type="qcow2" discard="unmap"/>
  <source file="/home/DATA/870E2TB/yamiyuki/VMs/Windows.qcow2"/>
  <target dev="sda" bus="sata"/>
  <boot order="2"/>
  <address type="drive" controller="0" bus="0" target="0" unit="0"/>

DATA/Game drive:

<disk type="block" device="disk">
  <driver name="qemu" type="raw" cache="none" io="native"/>
  <source dev="/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Samsung_SSD_860_QVO_1TB_S4PGNF0M434676E"/>
  <target dev="sdc" bus="sata"/>
  <address type="drive" controller="0" bus="0" target="0" unit="2"/>

I read that I’m supposed to use model='virtio-scsi, but my drives are connected by SATA. And kinda worried about defrag. I know I can disable that, but I’m planning on passing through an HDD at some point.

Totally fine. If you create virtual disks, they are treated as HDDs. All good.

Irrelevant. Has nothing to do how the host is connected to the drives. It’s just a virtual driver to address block storage for VMs. You don’t need to dig out your old 2940-U2W SCSI.

So what’s the problem exactly?

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