Some drives showing as removable

  1.    21 Nov 2015 #1

    Some drives showing as removable

    Yesterday I went from Windows 7 to windows 10 with a clean install.

    My system based on an ASUS P9x79Pro motherboard has 4 internal disk drives.

    The first two, a 500GB SSD for the system and a 2TB spinning disk, are connected to Intel SATA 6G ports and are fine.

    I also have two further 2TB data drives attached to the Marvell SATA 6G ports. It is these that are looking unusual.
    After installing windows I installed the Marvell driver from the ASUS website for windows 10. However Device manager does not show Marvell under Storage controllers

    Both data drives connected to the Marvel controller appear under eject media as removable drives along with something called "Eject Marvell 91xx config"
    One of the data drives (but not the other) appears in File Explorer as a removable drive.

    The data drives are working but the appearance in eject media and in File Explorer is a bit irritating. Any ideas?

    Thanks - Dave
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       21 Nov 2015 #2

    Have a look in Device Manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, it may appear there. It could also have a generic driver, rather than Marvel's and hence it doesn't work properly. Extract the official Marvel drivers in a folder. If it is an executable file, open it with WinRAR to extract the contents. Then right-click on the controller in Device Manager and select Update Driver. Do not allow Windows to search for a driver! Instead click the last option, then the last option and you should see a Have disk button. Click this and browse to the folder where you extracted the Marvel driver. Select the first model on the list and proceed to install it. Windows may warn you it cannot verify compatibility, just ignore it and continue. Restart your computer and your drives should now be detected properly.
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  3.    21 Nov 2015 #3

    Thanks for response. I found the Marvell device - it was listed under "System Devices" rather than storage controller or IDE ATA/ATAPI
    The Marvell driver version that I downloaded from the ASUS website is shown against that controller.

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