I tried Settting the "optimized for performance" but windows still sees it as a "removable drive". My software still wont see it as well.
Funny thing is I have a 2 Gig USB flash drive that once plugged in, windows sees it as a local drive and my software recognizes it. Go figure.
As far as connecting it as SATA, well this defies my intent of the external drive.
I'm stumped, I appreciate your suggestions but surely theres gotta be a solution to this.