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I just built a system for this couple who are paying me to do so. It has a gigabyte 8N775 mobo and a Western Digital 80GB SATA HDD. The mobo is SATA II but the HDD is running in SATA I. When in windows the 'safely remove hardware' icon is always in the bottom right and the hardware that can be removed is the HDD. Im not confident enough to remove it and see what happens and im worried this n00b couple who will use the computer will screw it up. Anyway of locking the safely remove feature???
    
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I just built a system for this couple who are paying me to do so. It has a gigabyte 8N775 mobo and a Western Digital 80GB SATA HDD. The mobo is SATA II but the HDD is running in SATA I. When in windows the 'safely remove hardware' icon is always in the bottom right and the hardware that can be removed is the HDD. Im not confident enough to remove it and see what happens and im worried this n00b couple who will use the computer will screw it up. Anyway of locking the safely remove feature???
Even if it says that its runnig at SATA 1 it wont be it will be runnig at SATA 2 speeds only as it cant go any lower than the specified speeds...There is now way to stop them from safely removing the hardware unless you dont give them admin rights which is nt a good idea as there accounts will be horribly limited.
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dam this nation! oh well.....ill just tell em touch and die...simple. Thanks for the reply enterprise....is advertising that im gonna give you a rep against the rules, so much has changed i haven't been able to keep up
    
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I always wondered the asme, never had the balls to remove a drive from my raid-0

Your running a single drive though right? Are you in RAID or IDE mode in the BIOS?

I *think* you dont lose any performance running a single drive in sata-ide mode and it may fix that issue, dont have the equipment to play around and test it now, but there's one suggestion.
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The icon is there because sata drives and raid controllers support hot swapping.
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Originally Posted by busa
The icon is there because sata drives and raid controllers support hot swapping.
Does that mean you can pull the drive with your OS?
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Does that mean you can pull the drive with your OS?
It is there to allow you to swap out a bad drive in a raid array. If you are running raid 1/5/10 you can swap out a bad drive and the array will rebuild the new drive from info on the other drives.
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Dont pull your OS drive. Your comp will lock up (as it needs files off of that drive). I have never seen the remove hardware thing say my SATA drive (though the only SATA drive I have is my OS drive).
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I have seen this before...it doesn't always show up for some reason. Like every other re-format it will show up. Just for kicks, I've tried to "remove" a drive from my raid 0 and yeah...it just locks up. I re-start and every thing is back to normal. I would guess that the same would happen for a single drive. So I don't think your clients will be able to mess any thing up
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Mine used to say that...but now it doesn't. I don't know why. Maybe you can turn off hotswapping capability?
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