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Old March 25th 12, 06:25 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
richard
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Default Magically appearing fictitious drives

windows 7 home premium

I was working on hooking up my thermaltake blackx box and got it working
finally.
But now I have two additional drives that won't go away.
Both are marked as "removable disk".
These drives were not there before the box was installed.
How can I get rid of them?

Even sfter undocking, and a restart, they remain.

What the heck am I talking about?
A nice little gadget that allows two hard drives to be accessed as an
external drive. Which can be swapped out any time you need to.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1346&ID=1895

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Old March 25th 12, 07:43 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Wolf K
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On 25/03/2012 1:25 PM, richard wrote:
windows 7 home premium

I was working on hooking up my thermaltake blackx box and got it working
finally.
But now I have two additional drives that won't go away.
Both are marked as "removable disk".
These drives were not there before the box was installed.
How can I get rid of them?

Even after undocking, and a restart, they remain.

What the heck am I talking about?
A nice little gadget that allows two hard drives to be accessed as an
external drive. Which can be swapped out any time you need to.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1346&ID=1895


What do you mean by "additional drives"? Do you mean in addition to the
two drives in the Thermaltake box? The drives in the Thermaltake box
should show up as long as it is plugged in or tuned on. If it's
unplugged, they should disappear.

HTH,
Wolf K.
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Old March 25th 12, 08:09 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
richard
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On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:43:00 -0400, Wolf K wrote:

On 25/03/2012 1:25 PM, richard wrote:
windows 7 home premium

I was working on hooking up my thermaltake blackx box and got it working
finally.
But now I have two additional drives that won't go away.
Both are marked as "removable disk".
These drives were not there before the box was installed.
How can I get rid of them?

Even after undocking, and a restart, they remain.

What the heck am I talking about?
A nice little gadget that allows two hard drives to be accessed as an
external drive. Which can be swapped out any time you need to.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1346&ID=1895


What do you mean by "additional drives"? Do you mean in addition to the
two drives in the Thermaltake box? The drives in the Thermaltake box
should show up as long as it is plugged in or tuned on. If it's
unplugged, they should disappear.

HTH,
Wolf K.


The drives marked as "removable disk" are there with the thermaltake box
out of the picture entirely. That means, the USB has been unplugged and the
power to the box is off.

As I recall, when I had this box on another machine using windows 7, the
fictitious drives were not present then.
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Old March 25th 12, 08:21 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
richard
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On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:25:00 -0400, richard wrote:

windows 7 home premium

I was working on hooking up my thermaltake blackx box and got it working
finally.
But now I have two additional drives that won't go away.
Both are marked as "removable disk".
These drives were not there before the box was installed.
How can I get rid of them?

Even sfter undocking, and a restart, they remain.

What the heck am I talking about?
A nice little gadget that allows two hard drives to be accessed as an
external drive. Which can be swapped out any time you need to.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1346&ID=1895


Well duhhhhhh.
That was easily fixed. Just go into "disk management" and remove the damn
drive.
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Old March 25th 12, 09:13 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul
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richard wrote:
On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:25:00 -0400, richard wrote:

windows 7 home premium

I was working on hooking up my thermaltake blackx box and got it working
finally.
But now I have two additional drives that won't go away.
Both are marked as "removable disk".
These drives were not there before the box was installed.
How can I get rid of them?

Even sfter undocking, and a restart, they remain.

What the heck am I talking about?
A nice little gadget that allows two hard drives to be accessed as an
external drive. Which can be swapped out any time you need to.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1346&ID=1895


Well duhhhhhh.
That was easily fixed. Just go into "disk management" and remove the damn
drive.


It's up to the USB adapter chip inside the enclosure, whether it wants
to respond when no drives are connected. If it responds to probes on
the USB bus, and has its serial number read, the OS will conclude
it's the same device (and drives) as the last time.

If the device simply passes along the SATA signals without
modification, the ESATA interface might be slightly more
well behaved (but require an AHCI driver for the storage
controller on the motherboard, for the hot plug detection).

Paul
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Old March 25th 12, 10:37 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Allen Drake
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On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:38:18 -0700, Evan Platt
wrote:

On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:25:00 -0400, richard
wrote:

What the heck am I talking about?
A nice little gadget that allows two hard drives to be accessed as an
external drive. Which can be swapped out any time you need to.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1346&ID=1895


A waste of money when you can accomplish the same thing with a $10
cable.

Perhaps if you didn't waste money on things like that, you'd have the
money you need to build your dome home.


What cable would that be? So far I use the cradle for by USB3
External drive but I wouldn't mind having another option.

Al.
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Old March 25th 12, 11:28 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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In message , Allen Drake
writes:
On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:38:18 -0700, Evan Platt
wrote:

On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:25:00 -0400, richard
wrote:

What the heck am I talking about?
A nice little gadget that allows two hard drives to be accessed as an
external drive. Which can be swapped out any time you need to.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1346&ID=1895


A waste of money when you can accomplish the same thing with a $10
cable.


I don't think those cables allow two drives to be addressed as if one.

Perhaps if you didn't waste money on things like that, you'd have the
money you need to build your dome home.


What cable would that be? So far I use the cradle for by USB3
External drive but I wouldn't mind having another option.

Al.


This sort of thing: http://goo.gl/L4Gsz (OK, that one's over ten pounds,
but that includes a power supply, lots of cables, and a driver CDlet.
You can probably get just the cable - on the right of that picture, USB
to EIDE/SATA - for a bit less).
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Old March 26th 12, 12:04 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Allen Drake
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On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 23:28:01 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
wrote:

In message , Allen Drake
writes:
On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:38:18 -0700, Evan Platt
wrote:

On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:25:00 -0400, richard
wrote:

What the heck am I talking about?
A nice little gadget that allows two hard drives to be accessed as an
external drive. Which can be swapped out any time you need to.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1346&ID=1895

A waste of money when you can accomplish the same thing with a $10
cable.


I don't think those cables allow two drives to be addressed as if one.

Perhaps if you didn't waste money on things like that, you'd have the
money you need to build your dome home.


What cable would that be? So far I use the cradle for by USB3
External drive but I wouldn't mind having another option.

Al.


This sort of thing: http://goo.gl/L4Gsz (OK, that one's over ten pounds,
but that includes a power supply, lots of cables, and a driver CDlet.
You can probably get just the cable - on the right of that picture, USB
to EIDE/SATA - for a bit less).


After giving it some thought. Something I should have done before
posting, I googled and found several options. I think I will stick
with the cradle I now have and install USB3 cards in other machines.
  #9  
Old March 26th 12, 12:42 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Allen Drake
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On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:17:59 -0700, Evan Platt
wrote:

On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:37:46 -0400, Allen Drake
wrote:

What cable would that be? So far I use the cradle for by USB3
External drive but I wouldn't mind having another option.


A USB to SATA cable.
http://www.amazon.com/USB-2-0-SATA-C...17464&sr =1-7

If you MUST have the pretty box,
http://www.amazon.com/Startech-Docki...uct/B001IOPIRM


Great. I just ordered the first one.

thanks.

Al.
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Old March 27th 12, 03:19 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Boris[_4_]
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Evan Platt wrote in
:

On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:37:46 -0400, Allen Drake
wrote:

What cable would that be? So far I use the cradle for by USB3
External drive but I wouldn't mind having another option.


A USB to SATA cable.
http://www.amazon.com/USB-2-0-SATA-C...1OOXBDO/ref=sr
_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332717464&sr=1-7

If you MUST have the pretty box,
http://www.amazon.com/Startech-Docki...ATADOCK22UE/dp
/tags-on-product/B001IOPIRM


I've used this vendor and always received quallity parts. I've ordered
many Vantec external enclosures, and the $18.97 item in the upper left hand
corner of this page.

http://www.xpcgear.com/idesataadapter.html
 




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