Windows 10: Internal SATA hard drives show up as removable devices in 'Safely Remove Hardware'

Discus and support Internal SATA hard drives show up as removable devices in 'Safely Remove Hardware' in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi, Issue; I've got two of my internal SATA hard drives (4 internal hard drive in total) showing as removeable drives in the 'safely remove hardware... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Nooboy_58, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Nooboy_58 Win User

    Internal SATA hard drives show up as removable devices in 'Safely Remove Hardware'


    Hi,


    Issue; I've got two of my internal SATA hard drives (4 internal hard drive in total) showing as removeable drives in the 'safely remove hardware and eject media' tray icon list.


    I don't want to accidentally eject one of them so I would like them not to appear in the 'eject media' list.


    What I've tried so far; I've checked the BIOS and all 'Hot Plug' for these devices is disabled. I've checked the Policies in Device Manager that Cache Writing is enabled ('Better Performance' or 'Quick Removal' are two other options and they are set to Better Performance for each device)


    I found a solution on the MS forum which partly works for me. That is a registry edit run from command prompt as follows;


    reg.exe add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Parameters\Device” /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d x (where 'x' is the Bus number of the device)


    I have two drives Bus 0 and Bus 1 showing as removeable. The problem is, I enter one Bus and it no longer appears as removeable. So far, so good. But when I try the same for the second bus, it just replaces the first entry in the Registry, so I can only fix one or the other, not both. I can't add the second drive.

    Internal SATA hard drives show up as removable devices in 'Safely Remove Hardware' a76e3bab-2f92-472c-ae3c-b617c0c2a8fd?upload=true.jpg .


    I'd be grateful if anyone could advise how/if I can work around this.


    Many thanks in advance


    Win 10 Pro (x64) up to date - Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz - 32BG RAM - ASUSTeK P8Z77-V PRO

    :)
     
    Nooboy_58, Jun 11, 2019
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  2. Stigg Win User

    Remove Internal Hard Drive From Safely Remove Hardware And Eject Media


    I have an older computer, and have had trouble getting working SATA controller drivers for it, so I have had to revert the Marvell SATA/RAID driver back to Standard SATA AHCI Controller driver. Doing this has fixed my problems mostly, but now my internal hard drives show up in the Safely Remove Hardware And Eject Media list.

    Apart from reverting back to troublesome Marvell drivers, what is the best way to to hide these internal drives from showing up in the Safely Remove Hardware And Eject Media list?
     
    Stigg, Jun 11, 2019
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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.

    Any ideas please? *Bang Head :banghead:
     
    fredde, Jun 11, 2019
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  4. mikee286 Win User

    Internal SATA hard drives show up as removable devices in 'Safely Remove Hardware'

    internal hard drives showing as external removable devices


    Tried checking write caching in device manager, it was enabled
    looked in bios for hot swap or hot plug setting, it was disabled
    I also installed all the drivers from the motherboard driver disk to see if there were drivers for the sata controller that would fix the issue, no luck there either.
     
    mikee286, Jun 11, 2019
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