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Portable hard drive issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by metalla_nz, May 27, 2009.

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  1. metalla_nz

    metalla_nz Thread Starter

    May 27, 2009
    Hi All.

    I have a 2.5inch HDD inside an external case which is my primary means of carrying my data around.

    Everything works hunky dory at home, however when I take it to university, there appears to be a policy which disables write access to the drive as it comes up as a Hard-Drive, whereas other nand based devices come up as removable drives.

    Firstly, is it likely that windows (vista) is applying a policy to all hard drives attached to prevent write access (to most folders). Secondly, if so, how do I change the disk so it identifies as a removable drive as opposed to local hard drive.

    (In Disk management, the external hdd comes up as a basic disc, whereas my flash drive is listed as removable)
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