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  1.    25 Apr 2016 #1
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    Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media won't go away


    My Hard Drive crapped the bed recently, it was 4 and a half years past warranty so it served more than its fair share of time But I grabbed a nice new Samsung 850 Evo SSD, reinstalled windows and all of my stuff (since the disk was in REALLY rough shape I didn't bother migrating anything). Now in the bottom left corner the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon stays in the notification area looking like this when I right click it:

    The only hardware change was the SSD, I guess it isn't that big of a deal but it sort of annoys me
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  2.    25 Apr 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsomyr View Post
    My Hard Drive crapped the bed recently, it was 4 and a half years past warranty so it served more than its fair share of time But I grabbed a nice new Samsung 850 Evo SSD, reinstalled windows and all of my stuff (since the disk was in REALLY rough shape I didn't bother migrating anything). Now in the bottom left corner the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon stays in the notification area looking like this when I right click it:

    The only hardware change was the SSD, I guess it isn't that big of a deal but it sort of annoys me
    I believe that is the right corner but I do not see any Safely Remove Hardware Icon. Am I missing something?
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  3.    25 Apr 2016 #3
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    The icon is under the box that says "open devices and printers", its in the box under it after clicking the ^ arrow
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  4.    25 Apr 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint

    Did you install the SSD as a SATA, or PCIe ?

    If SATA, then most likely it's being detected as removable, and hence it stays, listing the drive (It is listing the SSD yes?)

    I have the capability on my Z97 classified to specify SATA ports as removable or not (I've got 4 drives and a SATA Docking port at the top of the case) all my drives as set to non so I don't see the indication, only the dock.

    You might want to check your BIOS for the same.

    If installed PCIe, not sure at that install.
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  5.    25 Apr 2016 #5
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    It is a SATA SSD, but no nothing is listed (as you can see in the picture?)
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  6.    25 Apr 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsomyr View Post
    It is a SATA SSD, but no nothing is listed (as you can see in the picture?)
    No, your pic doesnt show the drive listed itself.
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  7.    25 Apr 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWOne View Post
    No, your pic doesnt show the drive listed itself.
    That is exactly what I said.
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  8.    25 Apr 2016 #8
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    Ok, but check your BIOS as indicated, paying attention to the port you placed the SSD on.

    What mainboard is this on?
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  9.    25 Apr 2016 #9
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    Intel DP55KG, you could just look at my system specs (As I actually have mine filled out unlike the vast majority of 10 forums users ) I'll have a look in my bios but I don't think I have any option like that
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  10.    25 Apr 2016 #10
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    Same here, sorry.

    Here's your manual:
    https://downloadmirror.intel.com/181...03_English.pdf

    I'm not sure you can manually set the port, so in that case I recommend reinstalling the intel matrix storage technology for your system and then see if it still occurs.
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