Windows 10: How can I tell if Windows recognises my secondary drive as internal?

Discus and support How can I tell if Windows recognises my secondary drive as internal? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I reset my Windows 10 laptop recently and was jittered by a 'select what to do with removable media' notification with my secondary data drive- an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Wyatt850, Mar 25, 2020 at 11:12 PM.

  1. How can I tell if Windows recognises my secondary drive as internal?


    I reset my Windows 10 laptop recently and was jittered by a 'select what to do with removable media' notification with my secondary data drive- an internal HDD.

    This notification hasn't reappeared since, and the drive works fine, but in a little kick of OCD I really want to know if Windows recognises this as an internal drive.

    Write caching was enabled automatically, which I was told happens if Windows recognises a drive as internal.

    Both my OS SSD and Secondary HDD say they're plugged into port 0 via properties, but Intel Rapid Storage Technology says the SSD is plugged into 1 and the HDD is 0.

    Are there any ways I can can check if Windows recognises my drive as internal?

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  2. lvr181 Win User

    Internal secondary hard drive not recognised

    After fitting SSD (C: drive) to my Win10 machine I connected the old hard drive as a secondary storage drive.

    Win10 does not "see" it!
    But Belarc Adviser "sees" the hard drive!

    How to force Win 10 to recognise the secondary drive? Simple steps please for a non-techie.

    Thanks.
     
  3. lvr181 Win User
    Internal secondary hard drive not recognised

    Thankyou ignatzatsonic (and everyone else) for your help.

    Windows now recognises the added secondary drive. *Smile
     
  4. How can I tell if Windows recognises my secondary drive as internal?

    Windows 10 1909 Causes Secondary Hard Drive to not be Recognized

    Installing the Windows 10 1909 Update causes my secondary hard drive to not be recognized.

    Steps to confirm issue:

    • Secondary drive not visible in Windows Explorer
    • Secondary drive not visible in device manager
    • Secondary drive not visible in disk manager

    Steps to replicate issue:

    • Installing 1909 update

    Steps to resolve issue:

    • Uninstall 1909 update

    Since updates can only be delayed for so long, an actual fix would be appreciated.
     
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