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Thread: SATA drive = safely remove hardware?

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    can I curse? FUCK!
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    Ok guys, I got everything setup. the problem is that my sata drive is being shown on the system tray and telling me that I can safely remove it. wtf?

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    That's standard.
    Windows is just being helpful.

    Or stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    That's standard.
    Windows is just being helpful.

    Or stupid.
    I have a SATA drive, and it doesnt have the safely remove hardware icon in my taskbar?
    Last edited by orcutt989; 08-23-2005 at 03:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orcutt989
    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    That's standard.
    Windows is just being helpful.

    Or stupid.
    I have a SATA drive, and it doesnt have the safely remove hardware icon in my taskbar?
    That's probably because you can't remove your system volume.

    AFAIK all SATA drives are theoretically capable of hot swap, though I would not like to try it with ones which have Molex power connectors.
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