Windows 10: USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable

Discus and support USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi all, I'm running Win10 64bit. My sig has all my system details. I use 2 SSD's and 1 internal HDD. Issue 1: My internal 2TB HDD is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by gil, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. GIL
    gil Win User

    USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable


    Hi all,

    I'm running Win10 64bit. My sig has all my system details.

    I use 2 SSD's and 1 internal HDD.

    Issue 1:
    My internal 2TB HDD is displayed in Device Manager as Portable Devices. This HDD hosts my User's Folders.

    Issue 2: I have an external HDD which is a USB3.0 compatible. When it's connected to a USB3.0 port, the LED on the HDD is blue, and if it's USB2.0 the LED is white.
    When I wake up the PC from Sleep mode, the HDD doesn't return to USB3.0 status, instead it's LED is white. Unplugging and re-plugging, won't help. I'll have to reboot the PC to get it back to USB3.0

    I'd appreciate your help.
    If more info is required, please let me know.
    -PC-Fri_12_02_2016_213655_86.zip


    :)
     

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  4. TV2
    TV2 Win User

    USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable

    Your internal drive can show as a removable drive if:
    • It is set as a "Hot Swap" drive in the UEFI/BIOS
    • You have not installed the Asus SATA/AHCI controller driver

    Is this a new, recent install? Upgrade or clean install?

    When the USB problem occurs, is the external drive plugged into a USB3 port on the computer case, or in one of the ports in the back, attached directly to the motherboard?
    If it is the case, try the rear port and see if the same problem occurs.
     
  5. GIL
    gil Win User
    1. I'll go to BIOS setting and disable hot swap and see if it helps.

    2. It's a new install since 4 months ago. It's a fresh win10 install, not upgrade.
    The issue happens on both rear and front (header ports).
     
  6. GIL
    gil Win User
    Update: So I went to BIOS settings and disabled all Hot Swaps.... here's what's worrying me
    1. The HDD is not even listed as one of the connected devices!!
    2. Other SSD's do appear.
    3. The issue still persists. The internal drive shows under Portable Devices.


    USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable [​IMG]
     
  7. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    Re: USB
    2 things I would test first:
    • Try another USB cable. USB3 uses more wires/connectors than USB2 (9-pins vs 4-pins). If the hard drive requires a USB3 cable (Blue) and you are using a standard USB2 cable (Black or White) this might explain it. Even if you are using a USB3 cable you should try another, as the cable could be bad.
    • Try another USB device - to rule out a problem with the drive itself. If all you have is a USB 3.0 thumb drive you can go into Device Manager and check Properties to see if it is running at 3.0 speed (SuperSpeed)
     
  8. TV2
    TV2 Win User

    USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable

    Please expand Disk Drives in Device Manager also.

    And a snip of your Disk Management window would be good too (expanded so we can see everything).

    Does the HDD show up in the Main Tab in UEFI/BIOS?
     
  9. GIL
    gil Win User
    1. The cable is not damaged because it's working as USB3.0 and it is a USB3.0 cable. This only happens after waking PC from sleep mode.
    2. I'll try another USB device though I doubt it would work. Switching to all other ports won't lit the Blue LED after waking up from sleep. It's as if the PC remembers this device.
    3. Where can I download Asus SATA/AHCI controller driver for Win10?
     
  10. GIL
    gil Win User
    there you go *Smile


    USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable [​IMG]

    USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable [​IMG]


    RE USB: I can assure it's not the device, it's the USB port. I went to sleep mode with the device disconnected. I woke the PC up and then reconnected the device... it's USB2.0 now.
     
  11. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    If it is offered, it will be on the Asus page for your motherboard (P8Z77-V DELUXE ) > Support > Drivers.
    If the motherboard was released before W10 or W8, you can usually find the driver for Windows 7. That driver will work for all versions.

    But I would work on the HDD being unrecognized first. That seems to be the immediate problem. Although installing the SATA/AHCI driver is a can't hut - might help deal anyway.

    I Device Manager, check under Storage Controllers and see if you have a SATA/AHCI device listed. Then check the driver to see if it is the generic Microsoft driver, or an OEM one.
     
  12. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    Mmmm. No problem with Windows seeing the drive.

    So, the issue is why the UEFI does not see the drive in the Hot Swap list.
    It looks like you have 5 internal hard drives? Or is Disk 3 (X) an external?
    Can you confirm that all internal hard drives are connected to the Intel SATA connectors (Ports 1-6), and that none are connected to the secondary (Probably Marvell) SATA ports?
     
  13. GIL
    gil Win User

    USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable

    Ok, so:
    1. BIOS doesn't show the drive unless I dive deep in some menu called Xpert Drive.
    2. All internal drives are 2 SSD's and 1 HDD. The SSD's do show on BIOS.
    3. There are 2 external HDD's. One is connected to eSata marvell storage. The other is the external HDD connected to the USB3.0 header port.



    USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable [​IMG]


    I only found for Win7: Asmedia SATA Controller Driver V1.3.4.0 for Windows XP/7/8 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL) dated from 2012/07/18
    My PC is from mid 2012.
     
  14. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    Sorry, would you mind looking in IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers also?
     
  15. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    To get a SATA/AHCI driver installed you may need to install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
    But again, I would hold off on this until you have exhausted the possiblities to get the problem drive recognized in UEFI.

    I'm a big believer in just doing one fix at a time, so things do not get confusing.

    This is the most recent version offered by Asus for your board:


    USB3.0 Issues and Internal HDD shows as removable [​IMG]
     
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