Setting External ESata Drives as Removable RRS feed

  • Question


    I have an HP desktop, running Vista Ultimate. The motherboard has six SATA ports. Ports 0 & 1 are a raid array. Port 5 is the DVD drive. Ports 2 & 3 have ESata connections.


    I am using SATA drives, in external enclosures for backup. The enclosures are hot swappable.


    Is there a way to set these drives as removable? I cannot change the settings in the drive Policy Tab, either from the Management console or the Device Manager.

    Thursday, July 24, 2008 9:02 PM


  • Hi,


    It is recommended to check whether your computer supports this behavior. You can contact HP to ask for ask for recommended best-practice suggestions on hard disk configurations in BIOS ( such as ACHI setting).


    For your convenience:


    Contact HP - HP Customer Care



    Also, I found a third party software for you.





    hope it helps.


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    Monday, July 28, 2008 10:13 AM