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Hiding Removable Drives under a RAID 0 configuration

  • Configuration
  • NAS / RAID
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
February 16, 2006 2:07:10 AM

I have two 250 Gb SATA hard drives that are set up to be one drive in XP [/b]using a RAID 0 configuration. The only thing is that the underlying Maxtor drives show up as removable devices in the Windows XP tray and I'd rather they didn't. Is there a way of making them not appear as removable devices here? I'm afraid to see what will happen if I actually click on one of them...

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February 16, 2006 8:31:32 AM

Right Click on My Computer | Left Click on Manage | Left Click on Disk Management.

What info is there?
February 18, 2006 12:19:20 AM

It shows the RAID array as drive D: but not the individual drives underneath it.
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February 18, 2006 1:45:37 AM

What I was told about this is, because your sata drives are hot swappable they show up in your tray.

If there is a work around for this I don't know.
February 20, 2006 6:39:31 PM

You'd have to find a registry hack I believe that would hide the drives in the system tray.

You can search google for something like: hot swap hide icons system tray windows xp
February 20, 2006 6:41:11 PM

On a side note, go into Taskbar Properties, Customize, select Always Hide.
February 22, 2006 12:48:40 AM

An interesting and easy work around. Thanks.