ASUS P8Z77-V ASMedia vs. Safe Remove of Harddrives

ASUS P8Z77-V ASMedia vs. Safe Remove of Harddrives

My Harddisk became unpleasently full, therefore I bought an additional one this week and installed in my computer. I noticed again how reluctantly I am tinkerin with my computer’s hardware. Whatever.

My computer uses the ASUS P8Z77-V mainboard, which I can only tell good things about. However, when I inserted the new harddisk and booted my Windows, this harddisk appeard at the tray icon for removable drives. The nonsense.

After some googling I lerned that it is the ASMedia controller, which controls two of the eight SATA ports. And for this controler, the corresponding bios option for drive removal is missing. There are some solutions in the net, e.g. injecting registry hacks at boot time using the task scheduler. What I did not find on the web, but what I found for myself is the “real solution”: simply set the option at the controller:

Device Manager > IDE ATA/ATAPI-Controller > Asmedia 106x SATA Controller > Properties > Policies

What I don’t like, is that this solution was not the first hit at Google. …

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