Just wondering if anybody here knows what could be going on with my comp. I've installed 2 x 200gb WD Caviar HDDs in my system without running RAID. Everythings up & running but in windows the little "Click here to remove hardware safely" green arrow icon thing comes up in the icon tray and lists my hard drives as removable devices.
This isn't a huge concern for me but i really don't have any idea why two SATA hard drives would come up as removable devices. My fear is that someone might click to remove one of them and all hell may break loose.
Many SATA drives show up this way in windows. I have 2 PCs that use SATAs and they both have that icon. I think it's because so many people use external SATA drives these days. My MB even comes with external SATA and Power connections for this.
One other thing... The only reason i don't have these drives setup for RAID is that when i created the array and started windows setup (slipstreamed with my sata/raid drivers & SP2) the drives would be detected but windows would get as far as copying the setup files to my comp then restart. On boot it would then report a "A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart your computer" and i couldn't get any further. This has never happened to me when i've tried to set RAID up, makes me think.. Any suggestions for this?