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Disable ultrabay at boot


I didn't know where to post this specifically. Hence I chose the General Support section.

I have a ThinkPad T530. The main disk is an SSD (on which Windows 8 is installed and is the primary boot device). In the ultrabay slot, I have a 500GB hard disk. There used to be an optical drive here. I replaced it with the stock hard disk since I needed storage more than optical drive.

Anyway, on startup (as well as resume from standby and hibernate), I don't need the disk to be recognized. I want it to be done manually. Is there a way to stop windows from recognizing the device every time it boots? Presently, I am doing a "Safely remove device" after every start up, which is kind of annoying.

Hope you got what I am trying to say.


My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo ThinkPad T530
    Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz
    16GB | 1600MHz | 2 DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia NVS 5400M with Optimus Technology, 1GB DDR3
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    256 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    500 GB Toshiba 7200 RPM