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I have a raptor x hard drive installed in my computer and it works fine. However, xp pro detects it as a removable device! Is this normal or should I be worried? Is there any way to fix it?
    
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Thats absolutely normal, one thing you can do is hide the notification though, makes it a little less annoying. Any hot-swappable device (or SATA HDD) in your case, will show that icon. No pun intended.
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Serial-ATA devices do that. Why? No idea. I have always wanted to 'safely disconnect' my boot drive though......
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Serial-ATA devices do that. Why? No idea. I have always wanted to 'safely disconnect' my boot drive though......
LOL i wonder..... I have a USB drive that i could install windows on...... sounds like a fun experiment
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LOL i wonder..... I have a USB drive that i could install windows on...... sounds like a fun experiment

Haha.....well....if you want to try it....let me know how it goes
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LOL i wonder..... I have a USB drive that i could install windows on...... sounds like a fun experiment
how would you boot into said windows? you cant boot from a USB device...
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I don't think you can from usb divice.
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im pretty sure you can, my comp has tried to boot from my ipod before when i accidently set the first boot device to removable.
    
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LOL i wonder..... I have a USB drive that i could install windows on...... sounds like a fun experiment
Windows cannot boot from USB devices. Something about the USB polling and how it would interfere with the HDD... I did see a webpage once that showed how to tweak the CD in an ISO form to get it to be USB bootable. Mac OSX can be installed on USB, though, but idk about Linux.

None of my SATA drives show up as hot-swappable. I do have an eSATA drive, and if i turn it off before shutdown (accidently), then everything freezes. So i wouldn't recommend removing it lol
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Some kinds of Linux (can't remember which ones offhand) can be installed on USB. (These are usually the more primitive ones, though....I doubt you could isntall Ubuntu or Fedora on USB.)
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