Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 users are also experiencing an odd bug with SATA hard drives that has already been witnessed plaguing Windows 10 (and indeed Windows 8.1 and 7).
Neowin reports that Microsoft let us know this problem affects Windows 11 via a support document that discusses the glitch, and advises users what can be done about it.
The bug causes an internal SATA drive this can affect both hard drives and SSDs that are installed inside your PC via a SATA connection to be detected as removable media in the Windows taskbar, as opposed to a permanently attached drive (which, of course, it very much is).
Microsoft explains Whether or not a device is considered removable is determined by your systems BIOS and how it marks the various SATA ports on the motherboard.
The inbox driver directly inspects SATA ports and considers devices connected to those ports marked external as removable devices.
Not all storage drivers do this, which can be a potential cause for corruption or data loss.
- Analysis A fix is available, fortunately