Set-PhysicalDisk

Sets attributes on a specific physical disk.

Syntax

Set-PhysicalDisk
   [-NewFriendlyName <String>]
   [-Description <String>]
   [-Usage <Usage>]
   [-MediaType <MediaType>]
   -UniqueId <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-PhysicalDisk
   -InputObject <CimInstance[]>
   [-NewFriendlyName <String>]
   [-Description <String>]
   [-Usage <Usage>]
   [-MediaType <MediaType>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-PhysicalDisk
   [-NewFriendlyName <String>]
   [-Description <String>]
   [-Usage <Usage>]
   [-MediaType <MediaType>]
   [-FriendlyName] <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-PhysicalDisk cmdlet sets attributes on a specific physical disk in a storage pool, other than the primordial pool when using Storage Spaces.

When using the Storage Spaces subsystem, this cmdlet only works on physical disks that have been added to a storage pool.

Examples

Example 1: Change the friendly name of a physical disk

PS C:\>Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName "PhysicalDisk4" -NewFriendlyName "PhysicalDiskInSlot5"

This example changes the friendly name of PhysicalDisk4 to PhysicalDiskInSlot5.

Example 2: Change the Usage of a physical disk

PS C:\>Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName PhysicalDisk2 -Usage AutoSelect

This example changes the Usage property of PhysicalDisk2 to AutoSelect.

Required Parameters

-FriendlyName

Specifies the friendly name of the physical disk on which to set attributes.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Accepts a physical disk object from the pipeline as input.

Type:CimInstance[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UniqueId

Specifies the UniqueID of the physical disk on which to set attributes.

Type:String
Aliases:Id
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

ps_cimcommon_asjob

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227967 or Get-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227966 cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Description

Sets the description of the specified physical disk.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MediaType

Specifies a media type. The cmdlet changes the media type that is associated with physical disk to the media type that you specify. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • SSD
  • HDD
Type:MediaType
Parameter Sets:HDD, SSD
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NewFriendlyName

Specifies the new friendly name of the physical disk.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Usage

Specifies the allocation method (usage) for the disk. Valid values are AutoSelect, HotSpare, Journal, ManualSelect, Retired, and Unknown.

Type:Usage
Parameter Sets:AutoSelect, ManualSelect, HotSpare, Retired, Journal
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_PhysicalDisk

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_PhysicalDisk object to the InputObject parameter.

Outputs

None

Notes

  • When using the Storage Spaces subsystem, this cmdlet works only on physical disks that have been added to a storage pool.
  • The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.