Windows 7 forum: SATA HDD showing up as removable drive

by: MarkFlax January 31, 2011 1:08 PM PST

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SATA HDD showing up as removable drive

by MarkFlax Moderator - 1/31/11 1:08 PM

This is a new install of a genuine Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate OS onto my Alienware Desktop.

Quadcore i7 Intel, 12 GB RAM and 1 TB SATA hdd.

The system was running Vista 64 bit on 2 x SSD in Raid 0, but the SSDs kept failing, so I disconnected and removed those and installed Win 7 on the remaining hdd.

The install went well although I had to change the BIOS Storage Configuration from Raid to ACHI and set the hdd in boot order.

However, the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon is in the Win 7 Action Center in the Notifcation Area, and clicking that shows "Eject STSST31000528AS ATA Device".

What did I do wrong?

Also in Device Manager, the disk drive is listed as ST31000528AS ATA Device but in the Policies tab of it's Properties I see options for "Quick removal".

Image here;
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/8669/removex.jpg

Seems I have set this up wrongly, but not sure where. Anyone point me in the right direction?

Mark

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