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Windows 7: Why does 'Safely Remove Hardware' show my internal drives?

29 Dec 2013   #1
I Am User

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Why does 'Safely Remove Hardware' show my internal drives?

Currently only my SSD is inside, but I will put the HDD too, and when I do the 'Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media' thing in the dock also shows the HDD. Why does it do that? can I make it show me only the external stuff (such as a USB)?



I already accidentaly clicked on my HDD when it was inside, but luckily it didnt do anything and just showed a message that it cannot eject it because it because it is in use.
But still, I wish not to see those.

Thanks in advance for replies


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29 Dec 2013   #2
dwarfer66

 

Wow, never seen that before, mine only shows either USB's or external drives.
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29 Dec 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Your snip shows the SSD, not HDD.
Try connecting to different SATA ports. Sometime a Marvell port will trigger the Safely Remove notification.
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29 Dec 2013   #4
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Drivers?
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29 Dec 2013   #5
I Am User

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Try connecting to different SATA ports. Sometime a Marvell port will trigger the Safely Remove notification.
This is another port, the SSD was already in a different one, but it was shown in both.
How do I know which port to connect to? and what is a Marvell port/is there other type? How to tell the difference?
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30 Dec 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Check you board's manual, the Z77 chipset will have two SATA III ports, they should be what the OS drive is running from. More the those two will be driven by Marvell or JMicron.
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