Question New SSD shows up as a removable disk, and Windows recovery folder is visable on "MyPc"

Mariusglock

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Hi there.

Just bought new SSD: SAMSUNG 870 QVO 2TB

After setting it up, windows shows it as a removable disk.
I had 2 more spare SATA ports on my MOBO, tried both of them.

Never had this problem before, on all my PC's I installed new drives same way as this one.

Also, I've Updated my MOBO's SATA drivers, and now for some reason i can see the Windows recovery partition among my other drives.


PC specs just in case: https://nl.pcpartpicker.com/list/zLDQCz
OS: Win 10 Pro
 

natcha12

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A BIOS setting may be activated which enables the disk to come up as removable, it is set per SATA, so the previous drives SATA that is now for the SSD may have been set as removable a while ago?

Did you make a drive clone by any chance? That would explain the double recovery partitions.
 

Mariusglock

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I checked and Hot Plug is disabled on this and on all other drives, so it is not set as removable on BIOS.

No i have not made any clones. The PC its self is only 2 weeks old, I formated all of the old SSD's and HDD throu my old PC, and then installed them into this one, and then installed the OS. So it is strange that is shows double recovery partitions.
 

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I checked and Hot Plug is disabled on this and on all other drives, so it is not set as removable on BIOS.

No i have not made any clones. The PC its self is only 2 weeks old, I formated all of the old SSD's and HDD throu my old PC, and then installed them into this one, adn them installed OS. So it is strange that is shows double recovery partitions.
Just formatting via File Explorer leaves behind those original small partitions.
 

USAFRet

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Yes. To totally remove them you need to use the CMD check disk utility.

Just lookup Windows chkdsk full format.
Not 'chkdsk'.
Instead, diskpart and the clean command.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/format-hard-drive-command-prompt,37632.html
https://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/tip/Using-Diskpart-to-create-extend-or-delete-a-disk-partition
 

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