Windows 10: Internal Hard Drives are Showing As Removable Drives

Discus and support Internal Hard Drives are Showing As Removable Drives in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, Thank you in advance for any assistance. I am running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. My issue is I have an internal hard drive that is showing as... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by norinrad, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. norinrad Win User

    Internal Hard Drives are Showing As Removable Drives


    Hello,


    Thank you in advance for any assistance.


    I am running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.


    My issue is I have an internal hard drive that is showing as a removable storage device. I am using this drive for Backup. Windows 10 File Backup and trying to use it for a system image. I think the File Backup is working. Any way to confirm it is working without restoring something?


    I say the drive is listed as removable storage due to a Windows 10 pop-up asking to tell it how to handle removable storage devices. The drive is NOT showing up in the task manager or notifications to be "safely removed" as removable storage if that makes sense.


    I cannot get a system image created. It tells me the backup fails every time. Possibly due to Windows thinking it is a removable drive? Not sure.


    So, I would like to have Windows recognize the hard drive as an internal drive rather than removable storage. It recognizes the two SSDs and the main SATA HDD correctly. The drive that I get the removable storage message about is designated as Letter "I" on the attached disk management capture.


    The Motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming GT. BIOS version F22f updated September 2020.


    Please note: Any other internal drive added to the system is also listed as removable storage.


    Any assistance would be appreciated.


    Kind regards,


    norinrad

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    norinrad, Apr 15, 2021
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  3. fredde Win User
    Internal Sata Drive shows up as removable drive

    My Sata Storage drive on my P4P800 DLX sys. started showing up as a removable drive. I noticed the other day that it showed up as a removable usb device. Today the drive disappeared momentarily but then showed up as a usb device again.

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    Internal Hard Drives are Showing As Removable Drives

    Seagate Extends Warranty on Maxtor Internal Hard Drives

    Seagate Technology, the worldwide leader in hard disc drives and consumer storage solutions, today announced a three-year limited warranty, effective immediately, on every Maxtor branded Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit that is now shipping worldwide. Maxtor Internal Hard Drive Retail Kits are designed for users who want to replace or upgrade their internal hard drives in their PC or Mac. This move shows Seagate's continued commitment to its retail customers, giving them more storage choices, while providing best-in-class warranty protection, service and support on the world's most reliable hard drives. The new three-year limited warranty applies retroactively to all Maxtor branded Internal Hard Drive Kits in retail channel inventory, or purchased by consumers on or after October 1, 2006.


    For early shoppers, a Maxtor Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit is a perfect gift for that special someone who wants to upgrade their computer hard drive, giving it more capacity and the speed needed for demanding multimedia applications such as games and video. Consumers looking to upgrade to the premium version of Microsoft Windows Vista will also require more than 10GB of free hard drive space to load the operating system, and will need faster data transfer rates to obtain and enjoy a best-in-class computing experience from Microsoft.

    This holiday season, digital cameras are also expected to be one of the hottest gift items according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). With this, consumers will be shooting more and more digital photos and downloading them on to their internal computer hard drive. Topping off at 500GB, a Maxtor Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit not only satisfies the needs of this storage-intensive application, but also provides ample capacity for downloading the Internet's media-rich content such as music, video, photos, files and games. With Maxtor Retail Hard Drives by Seagate, consumers can rest assured in knowing that their data is stored on a trusted and reliable hard drive.

    "Whether it's an internal hard drive or a simple to use external storage and backup solution, Seagate has a product for everyone," said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager for Seagate Branded Solutions. "Our Maxtor Branded Retail Kits include an industry leading drive manufactured by Seagate, giving consumers the quality assurance and reliability the industry has come to expect from Seagate. The positive response we have received from our retail partners is a testament to their confidence in our ability to deliver products that blend value, innovative storage technology and reliability."

    Maxtor Internal Hard Drive Retail Kits come in capacities up to 500GB and include components users need to install the new hard drive - mounting screws, a PATA or SATA cable and step-by-step instructions, making it easy to upgrade their PC or Mac. Maxtor Hard Drive Retail Kits are available at retailers worldwide. Suggested retail price ranges from $79.95 for 80GB to $239.95 for 500GB. For more information, please visit www.maxtorsolutions.com.

    Source: Seagate
     
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