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    question about SATA drive

    Hi guys

    Just a quick question about my machine. Is it normal for a SATA drive to appear as hot swappable, there is an icon in the task bar for it to be stopped and removed. The drive is a samsung spinpoint 160Gb.

    Other than that my new system is flying, although i haven't had a chance to try it out properly because i had to go home at the weekend

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    s-ata drives are hot swappable
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    As for the filled fresh pasta, i love that stuff... when i've got the money, however i've a computer addication, my mum always said she thinks it would be cheaper if i had herroin addiction, and at least i'd get some fresh air when i went to get a score.

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    Ok, it was just that i hadn't seen it before either with my old maxtor sata or western digital sata. but if its normal i won't worry. So long as i don't stop it by accident.

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    • herulach's system
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    If its your windows drive you wont be able to stop it

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    If you want to hide this icon go to the start button, right click and go to properties.

    Select the tabbed menu saying taskbar and then at the bottom, and press 'customize'

    In here you can set the icon to always be hidden - thus clearing it from the taskbar

    Hope this information helps

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    Cheers Lee i'll do that when i get home from work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasavien
    Ok, it was just that i hadn't seen it before either with my old maxtor sata or western digital sata. but if its normal i won't worry. So long as i don't stop it by accident.

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    If it was on a different motherboard/controller, it may be that the controller didn't support hot-swaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herulach
    If its your windows drive you wont be able to stop it
    Not without a cable pull, or a hammer...

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