My case has a SATA drive slot that I use for attaching bare drives to the system for diagnostics. I don't know when Windows 10 decided to change this, but SATA drives are no longer shown when I right or left click the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the notification area. This has always shown every drive in my system before, even my internal drives. Now, it only shows USB drives (if any) and a button to "Open Devices and Printers".
Has anyone else ever run into this?
I'm in Windows 10 Pro. The only software I use that may have any effect on drives is Hard Disk Sentinel, which does not start with Windows.
As a temporary fix, is there some other hidden way to eject SATA drives in Windows 10? There doesn't appear to be anything in Device Manager, Devices and Printers or "This PC". Google searches have lots of people asking the opposite question "Why do my internal drives show?! I don't want to eject my HDD while its running Windows! HALP!", but I have yet to find anything about this sudden change. I'm guessing a lovely recent update caused this.
EDIT: Just remembered, I did install the Intel RST package a while back, so I don't know if that's related. I just read this:http://www.overclock.net/t/974023/fix-a ... t_14900523
I wonder if there's a way to get the RST driver to show this channel as removable?
Desktop - i5 2500K@4.5Ghz - MSI P67A-G43 - 16GB DDR3-2133 - PNY GTX 970 - Samsung SM841 128GB
Laptop - Asus Q500A - Core i5 3210M - 8GB DDR3-1600 - 840 EVO 256GB - AUO 1080P
HTPC - i7 4790 - Asus B85 - 8GB DDR3-1600 - 64GB Crucial C300 - EVGA GTX 1050 Ti