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Internal sata drives in safely remove hardware

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Internal sata drives in safely remove hardware


    There was a registry fix for this problem as here:

    How can I remove the option to eject SATA drives from the Windows 7 tray icon? - Super User

    In Windows 8, though, the registry is different, as there is no \msahci under \services as here:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci

    Can I have advice on how to do this, please?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Have you tried looking in your BIOS? Many bioses have an option to mark SATA drives as "Hot Swappable". Make sure it's disabled, and you won't have the option.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64 bit


    I just looked in the BIOS, but there is no option in mine to mark SATA drives as hot swappable.
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  4. #4


    I'm curious what would happen if I safe remove sata drives...
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64 bit


    So, nobody knows then?
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Internal sata drives in safely remove hardware
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