NVME keeps showing up as an removable drive

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    Windows 10

    NVME keeps showing up as an removable drive

    I recently finished building my PC. The only issue that I'm facing is that my pc keeps viewing one of my NVME as a removable drive. I'm using a SN770 as my boot drive and the SN570 as my game drive. The problem is with my SN570 drive.

    Windows Ver 22H2 (19045.2604)
    Computer Type: PC/Desktop
    OS: Windows 10 Pro
    CPU: AMD 5 7600
    Motherboard: MSI B650M MAG MORTAR WIFI
    Graphics Card: 6800xt
    Hard Drives: SN770/SN570

    IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers:
    Standard Sata AHCI Controller

    Storage Controllers:
    Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller
    Standard NVM Express Controller

    When I was building my PC, I installed both NVMEs along with an expansion card with my old nvme card (to transfer old files over). The expansion card was inserted into my GPU pcie 16x slot (my GPU hasn't arrived at the time). Not sure if that information is of any use.

    I have tried installing windows to see if anything went wrong during the windows install. I tried checking the hotswap/hot plugin but in the BIOS I only saw sata 1-4 disabled while my SN770 and SN570 doesn't have enabled or disabled next to it and there's no option to edit it. I don't think this is the problem since my SN770 doesn't appear as a removable drive only my game drive (sn570). When I check the properties of my SN570 drive, there's a panel that mentions quick removal policies while my SN770 doesn't have that information appearing when I check its properties. I've also tried editing the regedit with its bus # treating it as an internal port but nothing has worked.

    Would greatly appreciate it if anyone can help.
    Last edited by ConwayNews; 11 Mar 2023 at 19:08.
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  2. Posts : 5,048
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.


    If your SSD's are both internal, sneak a peek at this:

    How can I stop my SSD drive from showing as a Removable drive?

    BTW - do you have a HotPlug setting for this particular drive in the BIOS?
    If so, go into the BIOS and disable it. Might be under Advanced mode.

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