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Windows 7: External drive shows as internal


30 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Final
 
 
External drive shows as internal

I have a Rosewill RX-DU100 Sata drive dock. Whenever I plug a HD into it on any of my Windows 7 Pc's, it shows up as an internal drive. That's great for me as I use Carbonite and they only backup internal drives. I was wondering why Windows 7 sees it as an internal and I could fool Windows into thinking other drives were internal as well?

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30 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you are connecting using the eSATA connection and not a usb that would basically explain it away.
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30 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Final
 
 

It's using USB as the interface.
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30 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In that case, how are you determining that the drive is showing as internal?
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30 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Final
 
 

It shows up under "hard disk drives" and not under "removable storage"
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