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Old 04-24-2007, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well im happy what i bought (WD SATAII 250GB HD), my system didnt want to recognize it at first but i figured out that it was my SATA cable that was defective, OS installation took like 10-15Min, Format 1hr :/ (250GB No ****),
Runs fast and quiet but 1 odd problem.
You know the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the right hand side of the taskbar, well My HD is showing up on that, odd :/ dont know if this is normal but each time i put in my flash drive it doesnt pop up in the icon but everything else works fine and it recognized in My Computer

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Default Re: Pros and cons of new HD

It is normal for SATA drives to show up there, but I would not recommend removing them.

Strange that your flash drive does not show up....
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glad thats normal, my tech teacher told me to ignore it and i wont even bother Safely Removing it :P
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i realized i had SP1 installed on my System, few minutes ago i installed SP2 and everything works fine my flash drives are recognized on the icon
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The nice thing with SATA drives, is that you can hot swap them, which means that you can use that wizard and safely remove them, and swap them in and out. You wont want to do this with the drive the OS is on, but other ones you could.
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