Hard drive mystery?

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  1. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot Golden Member

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    I just recently built a new computer and used a couple of hard drives for my different storage drives I have used in the last two I built. I followed the same steps as before but have run into one little glitch. After I restarted my computer after putting them in they now are part of the safely remove hardware section. I should say two of them are but one of them is running like normal. What did I do wrong? What info do you need me to give.
     
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    Elixer Diamond Member

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    Why do you think anything is wrong ?
    That is normal, since SATA drives support hot-plugging.
     
  4. dave_the_nerd

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    You said just one of them is in the list for device removal?

    Is it on a RAID-enabled port?
     
  5. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot Golden Member

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    I figured it out. The two were in the inferior gray ports and not one of the 6 black ones that are controlled by the Z77 chip.
     
  6. Auric

    Auric Diamond Member

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    More precisely, different controllers and driver combinations are presented differently. Presumably the gray ports are on a third-party controller from the likes of Marvel, JMicron, ASMedia, and so on. Even Intel controllers are presented under "Safely Remove..." if the generic Microsoft driver is used.